Friday, July 5, 2013

PHOTOS: A night at the Auto Vue Drive In

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

This week, Mike Bookey writes about the rise and fall of drive in theaters. The photos below give a glimpse into life at the Auto Vue Drive In theater in Colville, which will close at the end of the summer. The theater was showing a double feature of Fast & Furious 6 and The Purge that evening. Photos by Young Kwak.

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Bobbi, left, and Gary Ebel wait for the box office to open. 

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Employee Stephanie Clark makes popcorn before customers arrive.

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Assistant Manager Laura Martin sells tickets at the box office. 

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Employee Caitlyn Beatty, left, takes a drink order from Grant Swim, with his 9-year-old son Wyatt and 8-year-old daughter Aramay. 

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Manager Ben Rochon threads film into an XH-4000 projector.

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Hannah Grimm, 16, prepares to jump off a platform holding a couch on a truck. She and her friends watch the movies from the back of the truck. 

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Adam Chavez and Alexandria Rushton wait for Fast and Furious 6 to start.

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Josh Cournyer, right, makes sure his (left to right) 6-year-old son Zadin, 9-year-old son Tyler and 4-year-old daughter Cassidy are comfortable in the bed of the family truck. 

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Manager Ben Rochon, right, and employee Stephanie Clark pour drinks for customers.

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Left to right, 9-year-old Robbie Adam, his father Phil, 4-year-old brother Cody, mother Sheely and 5 1/2 month old Mallorie Sells wait for Fast and Furious 6 to start. 

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Moviegoers watch a screening of Fast & Furious 6

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John and Arden Kaliman, both 4, watch a screening of Fast & Furious 6.  

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Customers watch a screening of Fast & Furious 6.

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Left to right, Destiny Burpee, Tifanny Kinghorn and Heather Bishop watch a screening of Fast & Furious 6.

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