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Treat Your Car Like a Couch at Two Drive-in Venues

By Richard Whittaker, November 16, 2012, Screens

On a weekend of motorsports, what could be more natural than watching movies about cars in their natural habitat – the drive-in? The Alamo Drafthouse revved up their Road Rage series last week at Spiderwood Studios with 1985 Texas trip The Legend of Billie Jean, and continues into December with more high-octane blasters. This weekend, Nic Cage revs his '65 Thunderbird Convertible across a world that's Wild at Heart. If the wind blowing through your screen isn't enough, the night is catered by Franklin Barbecue – famous for its peerless brisket and hourlong lines. If the more traditional drive-in experience, complete with boxed candy and car window speakers, is more your speed, then check out the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In's weekend series Formula One Nights at the Drive-In.

Alamo Drafthouse Road Rage Drive-In

2012 Spiderwood Studios, 140 Utley Rd., Bastrop

Nov. 17: Wild at Heart, 6pm

Nov. 24: Twister, 6pm

Dec. 1: Thelma & Louise, 6pm

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

Austin Film Studios, 1901 E. 51st.

Nov. 16: Talladega Nights, 7pm; License To Drive, 9:45pm

Nov. 17: Grease, 6pm; Cannonball Run/Death Race 2000 double bill, 8:30pm

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