Oh! How much fun was that?
SO MUCH FUN!
Even though we somehow drove away from spectacular weather and into a rainstorm. Even though we didn’t realize we’d gone too far until we hit the US border. Even though Isak woke up and screamed for 15 minutes.
We got there in plenty of time, the rain stopped, and Isak eventually settled down. We even managed to catch glimpses of a violet sunset through the trees.
We stocked up on plenty of yummy things from the snack bar (wanting to support the last standing drive-in we know of around here) and easily found the audio on our crank radio.
The movie was really fun (I think we made a great family drive-in choice) and they still had all the vintage snack bar ads, which cracked us up. Isak loved all the car races and shouted excitedly for them to watch out or go! go! go!
After the movie, we gave Isak a Speed Racer hot wheels, which kept him happy until we got home an hour later. Definitely well worth it! We’re already talking about going again.
After a 7 month winter hiatus, this is back on my list.
It’s been hard trying to balance movies, times, and weather, but we’re hoping to catch Speed Racer at the Twilight Drive-in tomorrow evening. Unless it rains. It would be Isak’s first movie (and our first at a drive-in). Crossing fingers…
The movie we wanted to see is finally playing. It was last night’s plan to try & go, but this was thwarted by long work hours (12 for M) and cold, crummy weather that will make it impossible until they re-open next season.
Although I’d have loved a family cowboy flick or to have found very late night sitting and braved Grindhouse wrapped in a quilt with Markus, I think I must instead re-add this to my list next Spring and make sure we go sometime in 2008.
We’ve been planning on going to the Twilight Drive-In for ages now. We’d settled on 3:10 to Yuma, but it’s been sitting static-like in the coming attractions spot week after week while the other flicks end up showing. Things like Mr.Bean’s Holiday. (shudder)
My dream? Show Hitchcock. Show the Wizard of Oz. Give me Double Indemnity (please?). Throw Mr Bean under a train and give me sweet, sweet nostalgia. And while you’re at it, charge me a nickel for the popcorn and sodie-pop.
If you count camping out in the cinema field at Glastonbury ‘92 (where they played things such as Edward Scissorhands, Delicatessen, and Eraserhead all night), then I suppose I’ve done this, but I’d really like us to drive to one. To have an old fashioned date there. The only one I know of is the Twilight Drive-In in Langley.
I’ll keep my eyes on what they have playing there, maybe we can pull it off sometime. Then again, we seem to have enough trouble getting to a regular movie…