View Poll Results: Would you watch drive-in movies at Aloha Stadium?

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    Default Drive-In movies @ Aloha Stadium?

    The Stadium Authority is planning to host a drive-in theater in its parking lot in order to offset loss of revenue, much of it resulting from the absence of the Pro Bowl in next year's Hawaii sports calendar.

    So how many people would go? Obviously, it would have to be cheap enough in order to make it an attractive alternative to the indoor theaters, with its plush seating and Dolby Digital sound systems, if we're talking movies that haven't been released on DVD yet. If Aloha Stadium is going to show titles that are already available on DVD, then what would be the point? (With services like Netflix, it's an easy choice for the budget conscious family to enjoy the same movie at home.)

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    Default Re: Drive-In movies @ Aloha Stadium?

    Quote Originally Posted by from the poll
    No, it's a great idea from the past that should stay there.
    No, because I don't have a car.

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    What they should do is show sports-themed movies on the scoreboards IN the stadium and let movie-goers watch from the Pro-Turf. If the tickets were reasonable, I'd pay for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    What they should do is show sports-themed movies on the scoreboards IN the stadium and let movie-goers watch from the Pro-Turf. If the tickets were reasonable, I'd pay for that.
    Show a movie on the Jumbotron? That might pique some interest for a few shows, although I doubt that it would have much in the way of long-term staying power.

    The article mentions about a viewing area layed out on artificial turf. I give some credit to the stadium authority for trying to be creative thinkers and all. But let's face it. The success or failure of this drive-in theater revival rests on the basic question: Will folks want to experience watching a movie from their car? And if the answer is no, then nothing else really matters.

    Even in the 1950s and '60s heyday of drive-in theaters, there were two different types of customers. 1) Large families who wanted to save money on concessions, and 2) couples who wanted to, well,.... do something that they don't want to do out in public. So yeah, an outdoor lounge area or screening the movie inside the stadium...... that just won't work for those folks. I think if this new drive-in theater is to have a chance, the stadium authority can't afford to lose sight of the basics.
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    KITV and HNN does reports on this story. Movies are supposed to start in February. I hope the folks at the stadium authority and Fun Cinema are prepared for the possibility of inclement weather hampering attendance. We've had a drier than usual December, so the rainfall might be catching up in the next couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    No, because I don't have a car.
    No, because I live on Molokai, not Oahu.
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    I think it would be a success unless it rains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I think it would be a success unless it rains.
    Instead of a drive-in movie, how about a tailgate-in movie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by random View Post
    instead of a drive-in movie, how about a tailgate-in movie?
    now that would be awesome!!!
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