I'm not even totally sure why I was SO into the idea. I mean, the only time I'd ever even seen anything about drive-in movies was this:
Why was there a swingset in front of the movie screen in Grease?
It just seemed so quaint! Like going back in time.
Anyway, we discovered that there was a drive-in theater nearby, and so Matt suggested we go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron when it was playing last weekend.
We got there pretty early and there was already a line of cars pulled along the side of the road waiting to get into the gates before they opened. Once we got in and got our tickets, a sign directed us to park in the back three rows because we were in a truck.
We picked the first of the back three rows to get closer to the screen.
Once we parked, we made for the snack bar. Typical snack-bar foods. I can't say I was super impressed by the options, but we had brought a small cooler's worth of food in with us too, so we had plenty of snacks for the movie.
You can see in the photo above that they even had those audio boxes you hang on your window! I tried to use the one next to us, but it wasn't working. I'm not sure if they're supposed to work, or if the theater stopped using them since you can now play the audio over your car speakers by tuning into a specific radio station.
They didn't show any previews, which was fine by me, but there also weren't any cute, old pre-show snack-bar ads like Grease had, either. Oh well.
I hadn't seen the first Avengers movie, nor any of the movies of any of the other superheroes involved, with the exception of the first Iron Man. So I didn't really have any expectations for the movie. But I thought it was pretty good. There were a lot of explosions, and you had to ignore the reality of some pretty big things like gravity and science, but it was entertaining, and I was just excited to be there. :)
It was a lot of fun, and definitely a different experience! Matt thinks that once we trade my truck in — likely before next winter, because there were times I thought I might die in Esmeralda this past winter — if I end up with a smaller car, we should come back and park in one of the rows further up. Even though there weren't that many rows, we were still far enough back that he had some trouble seeing the details of the movie, with his bad eyesight. (I thought it was fine where we were, but I would have liked to sit closer too.)
Have you been to a drive-in theater? And here's my real question: Who would win in a fight, the Avengers or the X-Men? (I had this conversation with Matt the other morning. He said Thor would destroy the X-Men because he was basically all powerful. I said Magneto would destroy Thor, and Iron Man and Captain America too. He said Magneto wasn't actually one of the X-Men, but either way, Hulk would destroy Magneto. What say you?)