Drive in Movie Theaters….They still Exist!

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We were inspired by today’s Google Doodle to share with you this awesome news!!! There are still Drive in movie theaters in PA and NJ! The best news?! We found a few within a not too painful driving distance from Pacifico Auto Group! Soooooo after you have visited us and you want to take your new wheels for a spin you can drive in to the following theaters….. ( in order of distance from us)

*First, let us start with a disclaimer. We have not been to any of these locations and are in no way endorsing them. We were just so excited about the fact that we can relieve our childhood memories that we had to share sites we found with you! Please, if you have been to any of them comment below and let us know how they are! We would love to know! Also, feel free to share your drive in memories with us on Facebook or Twitter.

1.Delsea Drive In. Vineland, NJ. 43.7 mi 53 min from Pacifico

http://www.delseadrive-in.com/

On this day in history the first drive in movie theater was opened in 1933 in NJ. This was not that theater but it is the only one left in NJ today. It opened in 1949, closed in 1987, and reopened in 2004. They have a very informative website and an extensive menu that even features Atkins/ low carb options. The Delsea has a Spring Season, Early Summer season, Summer Season and Fall Season. For $9 a person you can catch a double feature at your choice of 1 of 2 screens.Though you have to buy a $9 outside food permit it is still cheaper than a movie and food at your local AMC.  During the summer (June 13th to labor day weekend they are open Wed-Sunday)

2.Shankweiler’s. North Whitehall ,PA. 65.4 mi 1 hr 25 min from Pacifico

http://www.shankweilers.com/

If you are looking for history this is the place. Shankweiler’s is America’s oldest still existing drive-in in! Wilson Shankweiler was the second to open a drive in movie theater in America on April 15, 1934. They have a snack bar with traditional movie theater fare and are open only on weekends( they do not list if they have different seasons so be sure to check their website before you head there to see if they are open). Like the Delsea it is also $9 a person to catch a double feature but they only have 1 screen.

3. Becky’s Drive-in. Walnutport, PA. 78.1 mi 1 hr 46 min from Pacifico

http://www.beckysdi.com/

Be sure to click enter site on this oddly laid out website. Opened at its present site in 1946 this theater features some great family fun, when showing PG movies they offer Pony Rides for the kids! Becky’s also offers traditional movie theater food with a few surprises like Perogies (yum). Catch a flick here at 1 of 2 screens for only $8 a person on weekends only.

We hope you enjoyed this info! We will see you at the movies! How fun would it be to see a movie in a Ford Thunderbird Convertible from Pacifico Ford , a Mazda Miata from Pacifico Mazda or from open the hatchback of a Hyundai Elantra from Pacifico Hyudai ?!

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People Who Look Like Cars

I’m sure you’ve heard of or seen people who look like their dogs but what about people who look like their cars? Ok, so first a disclaimer…. the people in the pictures may or may not actually belong to these cars but we just had to share with you the uncanny resemblance.

Before you start thinking we may be making up the fact that people look like their cars let me just say there have been actual studies done on this topic. In general the cars you drive tend to reflect your personality. Ipso facto….. people can look like their cars. Though some of these articles may be a little out dated they are interesting so we are passing them on. Car color and personality is a really fun one (but not as fun as the pictures we are about to show you). For example, I drive a blue car. People who drive blue cars are said to have quiet, faithful, calm temperament. Now, I don’t quite fit all of that but I can tell you with much certainty that I do resemble my car and vice versa. If I can ever find a picture I will be sure to share with you all but at one point I had pink kiss decals all over my sapphire blue Dodge Neon and a pink Marilyn Monroe decal on the back window. If you know me you would know that car is sooo me! What does your car say about you?

I know blah blah right… what you all want to see are some funny pictures…. without further ado …. in no particular order…….

So if this guy in fact has a car like this does that mean he is smart and loves Louis Vuitton?

Pretty in Pink Paris Hilton Drives a Pink Bentley (try and say that 3 Times fast)

Another blog points out the front end of this Mazda 3  and Mr Bean are the perfect Match!

Ok, if you haven’t clicked on any of the other links yet click on this one…. Ford in Fashion this Ford Carand Ford Dress dress are too great!

Last but not least… we know Kermit is not techically a person but come on…. he so looks like this Hyundai!

If you want to find the perfect car to fit you….. we can help. Pacifico Auto Group in the Philadelphia Airport Auto Mall is home to Pacifico Ford,  Pacifico Mazda, and Pacifico Hyundai.  Or maybe you want a used car that has more wisdom in its headlights like you have in your eyes ….we have them too!

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Celebrities Who Drive Ford, Hyundai and Mazda

    Here at Pacifico Auto Group we have 3 Dealerships! Pacifico Ford, Pacifico Mazda and Pacifico Hyundai. We love our brands! We thought you might be interested to see some celebrities who do too….. In no particular order….. Drum roll please…… 

Celebrities Who Drive Ford Cars

Shelby GT 500 KR Convertible

Country Singer Alan Jackson has a great car collection. I bet he looks great with his blonde hair whipping around under his cowboy hat riding around in his Shelby GT 500 KR convertible!

Kelly Clarkson is the Spokeswoman for Ford Warriors in Pink. We love this Ford campaign. Kelly love the Ford Mustang!

 Celebrities Who Drive  Mazda’s 

Patrick Dempsey

Grey’s Anatomy’s “Dr McDreamy” drove this dreamy yellow Mazda RX-8 in Daytona! 

Equally dreamy Hugh Jackman drove this RX-8 in the movie X-Men 2. This car had customized wheels for his character Wolverine!

Celebrities Who Drive Hyundai’s

Ron Artest from the LA Lakers was given this Platinum Motorsport customized “Laker” Hyundai Genesis by funny man George Lopez

 

Though the car in this picture is not a Hyundai we have some fun celebrity trivia for you. Tyrese Gibson (well known for his role in the Fast and The Furious movies) learned how to drive in a Hyundai.

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3 Great Weekend Activites in Philadelphia

Bartram's Garden West Philadelphia

A great place on a spring day!

1. Bartram’s Garden                                                                                                                           54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19143  (215) 729-5281  Website

A beautiful spot in West Philadelphia with much to do! Great for a couples outing or for the whole family! Full of history and abundant with beautiful blooming plants especially in the spring. The grounds are free and open year round to the public. You can also purchase tickets for guided tours or take a stroll along the Schuylkill river. See their website for more information.

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Immerse yourself in Philadelphia military history along the Delaware

2. Fort Mifflin on the Delaware                                                                                               Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Rds , Philadelphia PA 215.685.4167  Website

Are you a military history buff? Living in this area you may have already been to Washington Crossing or Valley Forge but this is an interesting place to add to the list. Add a note to your list that May 19th is Armed Forces day and all veterans and active duty personnel receive free admission!

Simeone Automotive Museum

The Simeone Museum has over 60 cars on display

3. Simeone Automotive Museum                                                                                         6825 Norwitch Drive Philadelphia, PA 19153 (215) 365-7233  Website

Automotive enthusiasts unite! The Simeone Automotive Museum is located right alongside the Philadelphia Auto Mall. Here you can see over 60 displays that dipict road racing here in the US and internationally. From the 1909 American Underslug to 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe and many more you can get your car fix here!

After looking at all those cars maybe you have the urge to take some test drives or maybe buy a new car of your own?! The Sinmeone Automotive Museum is located right behind the Pacifico Auto Group! Come on by to test drive any of our new and used cars at Pacifico Ford , Pacifico Mazda, and Pacifico Hyundai. Rev up your engines with the 2012 Hyundai Azera , 2013 Mazda CX5, 2013 Ford Edge and more!

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