In lieu of an actual drive-in, indoor theaters can also be outdoor drive-ins, if they only reserved a portion of larger parking lots to a screen, so that patrons have both options available. Either a screen as used in traditional drive-ins, or projections onto the side of the building itself*, complete with broadcast sound or original clip-on speakers. There certainly is a segment of the populace who would take advantage of this feature.
Granted, for the most part, viewing a favored presentation in the privacy of one's own Lair is preferable, but the option to view a newly-released chosen film for the drive-in experience should be more pervasive.
- Privacy. Not boxed in with the herd. Lascivious activities with dates. Remain in the vehicle or bring your own chairs.
- A canopy of moonlight & stars. Watch the sunset before the presentation.
- Bring your own repast, and/or acquire certain aliments & refreshments at the provided "snack bar".
- Smoke & drink if desired. Designated driver recommended.
* As a matter of fact, there are some select establishments which offer their edifices for film viewing; for example, most enjoyably, the "Cinespia" events which take place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery of timeless favorites like The Addams Family, Rosemary's Baby, Beetlejuice, Bladerunner, A Clockwork Orange, Blue Velvet, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Craft, An American Werewolf In London, and others.