2 user 2 critic

After Sunset: The Life & Times of the Drive-In Theater (1995)

A video documentary/road trip that celebrates the drive-in movie theater's impact on the United States, and pays homage to the people who keep the few remaining ones fully operational. ... See full summary »


Jon Bokenkamp

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Bad Seed (2000)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.

Director: Jon Bokenkamp
Stars: Luke Wilson, Norman Reedus, Dennis Farina
At Land (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.

Director: Maya Deren
Stars: John Cage, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson
Taking Lives (2004)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Director: James Foley
Stars: Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi
Evil Dead (2013)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez
Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas
Before Sunset (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
Moon (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott


Cast overview:
Jon Bokenkamp Jon Bokenkamp ... Himself / Narrator
Matt Kenagy Matt Kenagy ... Himself
Valerian Bennett Valerian Bennett ... Himself
Tony Carenzo Tony Carenzo ... Himself
John Carpenter ... Himself
John Bloom ... Himself / Joe Bob Briggs (as Joe Bob Briggs)
Michael Wallis ... Himself
Samuel Z. Arkoff ... Himself
Bob Simpson Bob Simpson ... Himself


A video documentary/road trip that celebrates the drive-in movie theater's impact on the United States, and pays homage to the people who keep the few remaining ones fully operational. Features interviews with horror movie maker John Carpenter, movie critic John I. Bloom (aka "Joe Bob Briggs"), Michael Wallis, author of "Route 66: The Mother Road," and others. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Filming Locations:

Amarillo, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


References It Conquered the World (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Less Road Trip, More Drive-In please!
28 May 2001 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

From this documentary's title you expect a history of the drive-in theatre. You just get a little bit of that, mostly old drive in pictures that I am sure they got off of John (Joe Bob Briggs) Bloom's office walls. A few interviews with drive-in owners flesh out what it must be like to run a modern drive-in. John Carpenter is interviewed although by the time his career began the heyday of the drive-in was already passed, so why is here there? They would have done much better interviewing AIP's Samuel Z. Arkoff, film auteur David Friedman or Pop historian Johnny Legend. I have to conclude that the interview they got ( beside perhaps John Bloom ) were with people they knew or had easy connections with. They claim to have been on this 4000+ mile road trip looking for drive-ins. I have to ask where is the movie that accounts for all that mileage? They should have found a lot more interesting people beside gnarly gas station attendants and taking a break to watch one of the film-maker try to eat a 4lb steak. In a short movie like this, this kind of stuff takes up way too much valuable time. The film-makers would have come off looking better if they had attempted to simply make a movie about Roadside Attractions or Route 66, with Drive-ins as a sidenote. As it is, you are bound to be disappointed by scenes of abandoned drive-ins and college boys driving around with a jerky camera. There are over 900 operating drive-ins in the US, a better movie could have been made. Recommended if you are into the Drive-In subculture, but do not expect much.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed