Flashback Weekend, a horror convention in Chicago, has put together a great YouTube video to urge fans to vote for the Midway Drive-In and Diner in nearby Sterling. Robert Englund, George A. Romero, and Lance Henriksen reminisce about their drive-in experiences. Romero tells the story of how he saw Night of the Living Dead for the first time on a theater screen when he was with friends at a drive-in. “When we saw it on that screen, it was the first time that we realized that we actually made a movie.”
“Drive-ins were once the primary theatrical outlet for horror films, helping to build the careers of legendary directors,” the narrator reminds us. Glad to see some horror veterans who are eager to give back.