Drive-In Movie Week

Richard Hollingshead was a young sales manager at his dad's Whiz Auto Products, who had a hankering to invent something that combined his two interests: cars and movies. His vision was an open-air movie theater where moviegoers could watch from their own cars and experimented in his own driveway in New Jersey. The inventor mounted a 1928 Kodak projector on the hood of his car, projected onto a screen he had nailed to trees in his backyard, and used a radio placed behind the screen for sound.  With an investment of $30,000, Richard opened the first drive-in on Tuesday June 6, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person. Network Awesome explores the vast collection of films made for this new generation of film goers, mainly kids and teens on the make.

MONDAY: MONSTERS! Love them or risk being gotten!
TUESDAY: GIANT ANIMALS! Look out! They will stomp on your toy trains!
WEDNESDAY: END TIMES! If the A-Bomb doesn't get you, the Earthquakes will!
THURSDAY: Adventure! Radium! Rockets!
FRIDAY: ALIENS! They Look like us but wear funny clothes!

Design by Huw Evans -

April 8, 2013

Movie - Creature From The Haunted Sea (Roger Corman, 1961)

Goofy horror-comedy from Roger Corman and Chuck Griffith, screenwriter of "The Little Shop of Horrors."

Trailers: "Monsters To Be Pitied! Monsters To Be Despised!"

Monsters, monsters... Yeah: we got Giant Mantis, Hideous Sun Demon, and yeah, we're all out of Octaman...

Drive In Intermission 1

Time to stretch your legs and get a snack.

MST3K - It Conquered the World

"He learned too late that a man is a feeling creature..."

MST3K - Horror of Party Beach

Mike and the Bots go to town...

MST3K - The Brain That Wouldn't Die

The first full episode with Mike Nelson.

April 9, 2013

Doc - Drive-In Blues (1986)

Clip from a documentary by Jan Krawitz. See Info!

Movie - The Giant Claw (1957)

A hilariously bad looking giant bird threatens the world!

Trailer Trash - Giant Animals Through the Years

Giant animal movies from the 50s thru the 70s

Collection - The Black Scorpion (1957)

"Every Horror You've Seen On Screen Grows Pale Besides the Horror of:"

Drive In Intermission 2

Warning: watching these ads may make you hungry!

April 10, 2013

Movie - Panic In The Year Zero (1962)

Civilization begins to break down after the first nuke drops on the USA! Low-budget but amazing classic film!

Doc - The Atomic Cafe

Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Drive In Intermission 3

Don't forget to buy those refreshments! Remember to buy those Easter Seals!

Trailer Trash - A-Bombs Away!

From the ridiculous to the sublime: The Bomb, and How I Learned to Worry...

April 11, 2013

Movie - From The Earth To The Moon (1958)

Classic Jules Verne Story in glorious technicolor! A delight!

Curious George at the Drive-in Movie

Awww, so cute! Curious George is such a cute monkey!

Doc - Rise of the Drive-in Mini-Documentary

Short film on the small revival of drive-ins around the US

MST3K - The Thing That Couldn't Die

A water witch decides that she'd rather go out with a bodyless head from the 16th century than with any one of a number of hunks of varying mental capacity from the family farm.

MST3K - The Atomic Brain

A modern-day parable of the rich wishing to live forever in young, nubile bodies...


April 12, 2013

MST3K - Hobgoblins

"Hobgoblins, hobgoblins, what do you do with those hobgoblins? They're over here, they're over there, those darn hobgoblins are everywhere!"

MST3K - Gamera vs Guiron

From the early, local TV days -- their first bout with the Gamera series

MST3K - Deathstalker and The Warriors From Hell

Super goofy sword & sorcery adventure time!

1970s Optigan Color Organ Drive-in Intermission

Drive In Intermission with music by cult classic instrument the Optigan

Doc - Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers (1956)

This 1956 docu-drama is among the first to take a "serious" look at UFOs

MST3K - Monster A Go-Go

"The line between science fiction and science fact is microscopically thin! You have witnessed the line being shaved even thinner!"