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26 Classic Movies to Revisit at the Drive In (And 11 new films)

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classic movie montageAs we know, movie theaters are shuttered, due to mounting case totals of CoVid-19. Happily, drive-in theaters are relevant again and seeing a filmatic resurgence. While there are very few new movies (Palm Springs, Greyhound, and Trolls World Tour are among the six we’ve covered below), classic favorites — the oldies but goodies — are now brightening up our outdoor mega-screens.

We’ve been paying attention. RunPee began adding Peetimes to the app’s database 2008, but didn’t write regular movie reviews until 2015. So we decided to backtrack a few decades to dip into the Well of Souls, where all good movies are kept. And write them up for the RunPee app and blog. Each week we’re filling in the blanks on more treasured favorites.

Here’s a round-up of 26 classics we’ve covering this summer, in no particular order, many of which can be seen at drive in theaters across the USA:

If it doesn’t have a link, it just means we haven’t gotten to them yet —  stay tuned. Most of these are A level films and we’re enjoying revisiting them!

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  1. Jurassic Park (A+)
  2. The Empire Strikes Back (A+)
  3. Jaws (A+)
  4. E.T (A+)
  5. Blade Runner (A+)
  6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (A+)
  7. Ghostbusters (A+)
  8. Back to the Future (A+)
  9. Die Hard (A+)
  10. Goonies (A)
  11. Gremlins (A-)
  12. Pirates of the Caribbean (A)
  13. Forrest Gump (A+)
  14. Breakfast Club (A+)
  15. Princess Bride (A+)
  16. Inception (A+)
  17. Black Panther (A+)
  18. Beauty & The Beast (live action) (B)
  19. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (B+)
  20. Titanic (A+)
  21. The Terminator (A+)
  22. The Matrix (A+)
  23. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (A+)
  24. Avatar (A+)
  25. Grease (A+)
  26. Stand By Me (A+)

And 11 new movies we’ve got Peetimes and reviews for:

There aren’t a ton of new films to catch halfway through the summer of 2020, but here’s a few you can view around now, depending on where you live:

  1. Palm Springs (A+)
  2. Trolls World Tour (B)
  3. The Hunt (A)
  4. My Spy (C+)
  5. Artemis Fowl (D+)
  6. Greyhound (B+)
  7. Tenet (A)
  8. Unhinged (C)
  9. The New Mutants (B+)
  10. Bill & Ted Face the Music (B)
  11. Mulan (B+)


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Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, IF, Fall Guy, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and coming soon Inside Out 2, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Despicable Me 4  and many others. We have literally thousands of Peetimes—from classic movies through today’s blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there’s a new film out there, we’ve got your bladder covered.

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