Location: Guymon, Okla.
Built in 1960 and closed in the early '80s, this 175-car drive-in sat vacant until husband-and-wife team Eric and Alka Lammes purchased the business in 2008. When the drive-in reopened in 2009, it lived up to its ‘new and improved’ promise.
There is now a sizeable playground with inflatable bouncers and vintage equipment with a carousel that, according to Eric, is a lot sturdier than the plastic ones commonly used today. An arcade for older children occupies one corner.
The Lammeses also opened an adjacent RV park, where visitors have free access to the Internet as well as laundry and shower facilities. But they still have to pay if they want to watch a movie.) The menu also features an extensive range of home-cooked food, some of which include herbs Alka grew herself.
“These days, it has to be about more than just the movie,” says Eric. “We’re definitely here for the long haul.”