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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Retro entertainment...

What is this terrible photo supposed to represent?  Well, that is our concession-stand popcorn which we enjoyed from the comfort of our car at the drive-in outdoor movie theater tonight.  It was recently built and opened in a neighboring town.    You can just about make out the dark screen against the cloudy, darkening sky.  They wait till full dark to begin the movie.

We've been waiting for an opportunity to introduce the girls to the kind of entertainment we enjoyed 'back in the day.'  Tonight they were showing Jurassic World.  
city lights visible in the distance

Being a sequel, I'd say this one was comparable to the original.  The one thing that I found absolutely laughable was the major female character running through the jungle in a skirt and heels...never lost a heel...never slowed her down.  LOL

There was plenty of chomping of humans, but no one found it too disturbing.  Chloe, who doesn't like scary movies, said she felt safer because we were in our car.  After thinking about that for a minute, I realized that was a very astute observation.  I felt a lot less stress than I usually do at action movies as well.  It was familiar, and enclosed us from neighboring viewers, and gave us a sense of control since we could turn on the interior light if we needed to.

It was not cheap.  If we go again, we will be taking our own bargain-bought refreshments from home.  But it was a fun new experience to share with the littles.
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10 comments:

  1. Sure miss those old drive-ins...where is this one?

    Not sure I could handle that movie...I've never even seen the original...to scary for me...LOL!

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  2. I do miss the drive-in movies.....so many good memories. We still had one local when my kids were little. The last movie we saw there was Mrs Doubtfire. It was pulled down for new housing not long after. The snacks do put a hole in your wallet though.

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    1. They do, but next time will take our own. :)

      I was just over at your blog looking for your daisy square afghan (so pretty). I figured out that I was looking on the wrong blog, and found it on Bits & Bobs, but not before making myself crave something fruity and sweet looking through all your kitchen creations. Mmmmmm.

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  3. I haven't been to a drive-in for years but there is one in our area - sounds like a date night opportunity.

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    1. It was fun. We went on a week night, so it wasn’t very crowded. I thought it was expensive, buy my daughter seemed to think it was the same as an indoor theater. I guess we’re used to taking just the two of us, so two extras gave me sticker shock. :)

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  4. I've wanted to go to a drive-in movie ever since I saw Grease when I was about 10! Don't imagine I'll ever get to one now - sounds like they are mostly a thing of the past, from your post and the comments.

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    1. Caroline, there seems to be a trend of bringing them back…I’m hoping they hang on. And I hope you get to attend someday!

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  5. Oh how fun! As a child growing up in the 60's, I remember the drive-in. Wishing you a nice week.

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    1. Hi, Mildred. Thanks so much for commenting. I was so focused on the children’s reaction to the experience, that it didn’t really call up any specific memories for me, but your comment spurred some. As a tag-along baby of the family, my sisters often got roped into taking me wherever they went…even dates to the drive-in! That’s how I got to see Hitchcock’s The Birds as an eight year old. And at one time I was smuggled in on the back floor board under a blanket to avoid the price of an extra ticket. Sweet memories.

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