Scottsdale 6 Drive-in Theater Closes; is Featured in Upcoming Exhibition by William LeGoullon
"Table"Archival Pigment Print on Canvas39 X 40*image taken at The Scottsdale Century Six Drive-In
William LeGoullon has been going to the drive-in movies for as long as he can remember. The local photographer says he was always drawn to their "iconic Americana" feel and timelessness, which is also why he was so disappointed to hear that the Scottsdale 6 Drive-in (pictured above) had closed and was was completely shut down as of yesterday.
As night turns to day, and the Drive-in landscape stands empty, sunlight reveals the altered effects that the absence and presence of people's continued occupation and use of the place create.
Evidence of the change in awareness of a tradition suspended in time becomes apparent while traces depicting the tension between timelessness and evolutionary change are revealed. "Intermission" explores what happens between shows and symbolizes the physical appearance, the eternal psychological embodiment and the ever-changing character of the iconic American Drive-in.
LeGuollon admits the timing of his show is odd, and tragically coincidental.
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