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Big Sky windshield would be great for drive-in movies!

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    #1 scottf200, Feb 29, 2016
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    Planning some road trips and one of the B&Bs showed local activities one of which was a drive-in movie theater.
    Looks like the one referenced is using the name "outdoor theater" instead of drive-in theater.
    We used to go with our first kid. We also had one when we grew up in our small home-town.

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    http://www.driveintheater.com/drivhis1.htm

    * Meet the inventor of the Drive-In Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr.
    * Visit the first drive in built in 1933
    * Visit the location 18 Drive-Ins built between 1933 and 1939
    * See the rise and fall of Drive-In theaters 1948-1987
    * Check out Drive-In oddities (largest, smallest, etc.)
    * John Wayne goes to the drive-in 1969
    * From early Drive-In sound systems to the present day
    * Take a trip to the 1980's, where are all the drive-ins going

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    It would be so awesome with that windshield!

    Where did you find some that are still in operation?

    I think there's one about an hour from me that has limited showings. There used to be a whole lot more but have shut down between 5 and 10 years ago.
     
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    There are some sites that show them. The one I was looking at near the B&B was in WI.

    Site example:
    Theaters Grouped by Geographical Location (State Listing) - The BigScreen Cinema Guide

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    Another site example:
    Drive-in Theater Search - Drive-ins.com

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    Yeah, the X would be great for drive-ins. We do outdoor movies in my back yard during the summer. I have a 120-inch outdoor screen and a spare projector and surround sound system that I put out there and we invite about 50 of our closest friends and neighbors to watch with us a couple of times a year. For fun, I was going to set it up to watch an outdoor movie from inside our X when I got it (but now I'm not getting the X, so that's not happening any time soon). I figured it would be easy to just run a line output from the blu-ray player in through one of the windows and into the input jack on the Model X audio system to get the sound coming through the car system. Would have been fun!
     
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    How did you cancel your X after confirming?
     
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    The MX windshield would be pretty cool for a drive-in movie theater. My city has free drive-in movie theater showings once a month during the summer and I used my smart car for that--it was actually quite comfortable when reclining the front seats and a pillow :) and I could angle my car within the parking space toward the screen!

    I wish these would come back in more areas though! It's tons of fun and I'd recommend it to anyone within driving distance of one.

    My venture with that:
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    Last time I was at a drive in movie 50 years ago the windows got fogged up. Is that why the back hatch is open? LOL
     
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    I sent them a picture of a Model S in my driveway with about 2 inches of clearance on each side. The X would not have fit. And I asked nicely. :) Got the full refund check a few days later. No complaints there.
     
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    Good tips from Kman's video on how he uses his Model S to go to the drive-in.
    (www youtube.com/watch?v=4miFhN1r-M0)
    * Settings -- Vehicle -- Headlights OFF : avoids headlight on if lift butt
    * Neutral and E-Brake : aka common "camper mode" that is fairly well known
    * Temp down at LO but force fan speed to 1 to keep external compressor noise at lowest (neighbors)
    * Force night mode on screen and turn screen brightness way down

    For the Model X, the remaining problem I have is that the DRLs remain on (even if range mode is off). Possibly because I'm in Neutral (w/e-brake). This would not be friendly at a drive-in.

    Any solutions others have come up with?!? Heavy towels I guess hanging over them with half the towel hanging in a partially opened frunk?

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    The Model X AC though....
     
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    What the heck does your terse comment mean?
     
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    Don't tell me you don't know about the Model X AC :)
     
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    Related to the above was this FaceBook post:
     
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    I think Drive-ins use AM radio stations to broadcast the audio, so we won't be able to hear the sound?
     
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    All the ones I've seen recently use FM and the sounds is very reasonable.
     
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    On the earlier question about what to do with the DRLs - turns out they get turned off when you select Range Mode. So add that to the drive-in theater list.

    We just did our first long drive in our new Model X and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why the DRL weren't on, nor were there any controls for them on the screen. A read through the Model X instruction manual cleared this one up!
     
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    #18 scottf200, Apr 8, 2017
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    I looked in the manual (PDF) but could not find that reference. Can you point out where it is at in the manual? Surrounding headers/sections/etc.
    From the FaceBook post they could not get DRLs off given this:
    [update]
    I just went out to my garage with my X unplugged and a mirror in the front left area of the car so I could see the lights by leaning my head out the drivers window. I could not get any combination of RANGE MODE ON|OFF; Headlights OFF|ON|AUTO|PARKING; EBRAKE ON|OFF to get the DRLs off.

    I believe this varies by countries (i.e. Canada law allows option) but perhaps it does by state too?
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    Bottom of page 51 in the v8.0 US manual.

    Maybe I'm referring to additional running lights? Are there both the headlight surround lights AND DRL elsewhere? On the Model S I thought they were one and the same.

    Now I need to go look with a mirror. :)

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    Yes, please try a mirror. it worked great.
    Perhaps this has changed with one or more fixes. See this recent article on the Signature Lights (Tesla's name for DRL).

    Title: Tesla Is Delivering Updated Model S Without Daytime Running Lights (Update/Fix Incoming) (10 months ago)
    Tesla Is Delivering Updated Model S Without Daytime Running Lights
     

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