Drive-in theatre made out of wrecked cars has screen built from salvaged wood

If you’re looking for a Throwback Thursday that will really put you back in the past, try Empire Drive-In. It’s a full-scale drive-in theatre made out of old and wrecked cars rescued from the junkyard and a 40-foot screen built from salvaged wood.

Like the days of old, people can hop on the wrecked cars and enjoy films projected on the screen. Each car has a low-power radio that transmits the film’s audio. Brooklyn-based artists Jeff Stark and Todd Chandler started this project to start a conversation about car culture, planned obsolescence, and the distinction between public and private spaces.

And no, it doesn’t come in 3D.

people enjoying a movie at a drive in
people sitting and watching a movie at a drive in theatre
people getting a popcorn and drinks at drive in
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people sitting in truck at drive in
people sitting on top cars in drive in theatre

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