Remember the Cine-Capri? (the real one, not its newer inferior namesake) The Kachina or El Camino on Scottsdale Road? The Round Up Drive In on Thomas? The Palm, Paramount, or Fox Theatres? The Rodeo Drive In?
They were great places to see a movie on a really big screen in a single theatre long before the multiplex took over with endless commercials before the movie even starts and even more slide show ads. There are things missing from movies today that I, as a kid, took for granted.
This article from Yahoo put some elements of going to the movies that I had forgotten, back into sharp focus.