"The snack bar will
close in ten minutes!" Is there anyone who grew up with a drive-in movie
in their home town that doesn't recall those words? For those of you who have
never experienced a drive-in movie or for those of you who relish the thought
of revisiting those memories, the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV,
is transforming their center into a drive-in movie theater for truckers on
The center will premier
"Joy Ride," a film about three young people on a cross-country road
trip, who play a practical joke on a trucker over the CB. The adventure film
is a blend of thrill, comedy and terror that pits the lonely trucker, known
only as "Rusty Nail" against the three travelers in a revenge scenario.
Susan Hawk, a professional
truckdriver who took part in the first season of the CBS reality-based show
"Survivor," will serve as master of ceremonies and hostess. Movie
organizers are expecting more than 500 trucks, civic leaders from Reno and
Sparks, plus local and Hollywood VIPs to watch "Joy Ride" on a giant
30 by 90-foot screen.
The event also will feature
a musical performance by White Line Fever and special movie memorabilia giveaways.
For ticket information,
call (775) 355-8888, ext. 263. The Alamo Travel Center is located at Exits
20 and 21 off Interstate 80.