HUNLOCK CREEK — It’s certainly not a stretch to say that it’s been an odd few years for the entertainment industry (and for everyone in general), but the Garden Drive-In has been thrown many a curve ball in its 70 years.
Generations of ownership and loyal employees have continued to knock ’em out of the park, however, and will celebrate the theater’s 70th anniversary next week.
Doug and Kim Barbacci currently own the venue.
“Kim’s folks bought the theater in 1986, so, Kim and I operated the theater for 100 years now,” Doug told a reporter with a laugh.
“When we started to see some folks come in with their children, and then not long after that, you’d see those kids bringing their kids in … you just look at ’em and you just nod and they would nod. You realize it’s a generational thing. And when you see that