The First & Final Drive-In07/09/13
I went to the drive-in the other week. I had never been to one before and had heard drive-ins in Canada would soon be obsolete, so it was imperative I went to one as soon as possible. The experience wasn’t quite what I expected though. In my mind I pictured watching a movie outside, under the stars, in the comfort of your own car with the windows down, and a cool breeze rolling through while Â eating buttery popcorn and drinking icy Cokes . . .
In reality we were 5 steamy sardine friends packed in a Subaru Outback, with the windshield all fogged up because the mosquitos were so bad we could only bare to open the windows a crack. We sat there sweating and squinting, being eaten alive, determined to have a great experience, for 4 hours. First we watchedÂ This is the End, which was super funny and will have to be watched again. Then it was Man of Steel . . .Â We should have driven away after the first one . . .
Some things to keep in mind when going to a drive-in:
1. Don’t go with more than 2 people, unless you want to be the jerks (like we were) inching your car forward and backwards, weaving between cars across the entire lot, trying to find the perfect spot where everyone can see, while all the other people sneer or laugh at you.
2. Don’t go on a hot night when there are a million mosquitos out, for obvious reasons. Wouldn’t it be great if cars had bug screens you could pop onto the windows?
That’s all. Maybe I’ll try again in the Fall. I just found out drive-ins will not be disappearing anytime soon. There’s one just outside Toronto that’s going digital. Should’ve done my research . . .