Monday, August 22, 2011

Chapter 2 page 415 - Drive-in date night

Recently my huby took me out on a Saturday night date . . . to a see a drive-in movie!  It has easily been 30 years (pretty sure E.T. was the last movie I had seen at the drive-in) since I went to a drive in and you'll be shocked to know, NOTHING has changed!!!! Same exact everything!  Same playground equipment, same restrooms, same concession stand, same old time pre-movie commercials for concessions - it's the exact same . . . very much a relict of Americana!  Here's some photos for your enjoyment:
The white rectangle, for those of you who have never had the opportunity to experience a drive-in movie, is the screen!

For those of you who have been to a drive in (likely YEARS ago) - remember those silver boxes that hook on the window so that you can hear the movie?  Yeah, they are still there . . . though, now it can also be piped through your radio which is nice. 

At this theater we were encouraged to eat concessions which were really inexpensive because that is the way this establishment makes money.  My hubby choose a hamburger - he said it was great . . . umm, I wasn't willing to try it!

What's a movie without sharing popcorn?!?!

I chose a big warm pretzels (sorry it's partially eaten - didn't think that this whole date night would be a good blog topic until after a few bites). 

This is what the movie looks like when it begins to storm . . . yeah, and the windows got rolled up . . . and it was incredibly HOT and HUMID inside the car - I thought I was literally going to melt!!!  This was rather unpleasant especially since we had gone on this date a few weeks ago during the height of the July heat wave! 
Not a great photo, but that's the movie playing on the screen after the rain storm.  For only $7 we saw both Rise of the Planet of the Apes (so cute) and Captain America (so stupid!!!!)
Have you been to a drive-in movie?


  1. I love the drive-in! I went in college once ... I think. I remember going with my mom and dad and lying on the roof of his car (he had a '70s boat).

  2. I've never been to the drive in!! I've always wanted to, maybe when the kids are a bit older we can put them in their p.j.'s and make an evening of it : )

  3. omg I LOVE the drive in. I haven't been in years, we only have one left in CT and it only shows older movies (which is actually pretty nifty in my opinion). And I don't blame you for not wanting to try the hamburger. Ick. I'm definitely a popcorn gal myself.

  4. I so want to go to a drive-in ... I have never been to one. We have one that is not tooooo far from me so might have to put it on the list!

  5. I've never been to a drive-in before, but it sounds like a great date night for future hubs and me! Maybe AFTER we get married. :)