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Tuesday, Jun 10 2014 11:18 AM

'First Look': Bakersfield drive-in theater in the making

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    Jason Sanders of Cinertain said people are nostalgic and miss the old-school feeling of enjoying a movie like many Baby Boomers did in the ’60s. He wants to bring a drive-in back to Bakersfield, he said on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

What's better than sitting in your car, munching on nachos and drinking a cold soda all while you watch a film on the big screen?

One local couple is looking at bringing the drive-in theater experience back to Bakersfield.

Jason Sanders, of Cinertain, said people are nostalgic and miss the old-school feeling of enjoying a movie like many Baby Boomers did in the '60s.

So how are they going to do it?

"We are trying to do it on a mobile scale," Sanders said Tuesday on "First Look with Scott Cox."

Instead of establishing a permanent drive-in somewhere in Bakersfield, Sanders said it makes sense to set up in parks that aren't used at night.

Advancements in technology mean movie screens no longer have to stay in the same place.

The screen brought to Bakersfield would be portable and inflatable.

"It's amazing because it takes out the permanent structure," Sanders said.

While the screen could be moved from place to place, there would still be a ticket box and concession stands.

Sanders said details are not complete but the team is looking at where audio would come from, such as from an FM transmitter, blue-tooth or even providing speakers for each vehicle.

So far, the idea has been self-funded by Cinertain and Hectic Films. Sanders encouraged investors to join the movement.

The drive-in movie theater idea has lingered for five years and after thorough research, Sanders said it's ready to happen.

"We have been in contact with other drive-in's in California to ask about their process," he said.

To learn more, visit www.cinertain.com.

 

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