web analytics
Sharing is caring...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+Digg thisShare on RedditEmail this to someone

A drive-in theater to me is inherently American. I’ve never been to one nor have I ever seen one in Germany. Before I moved to Texas, I only knew drive-ins from American movies. Whenever I tell my German friends that I went to see a movie at a drive-in, they think Marco and I only went there to make out 🙂 That’s the German understanding of the Autokino (literally, the car-cinema): you only go there to make out in the privacy of your car. I blame movies for that misconception…

I love the drive-in because I think it’s fun. At least to me it seems like something totally American to do while I am here (even if it’s really only something American from the 60ies, 70ies, and 80ies :)). It’s fun, because you can bring dinner, snacks, drinks (sometimes we sneak in the forbidden glass of wine). In the summer, you can sit outside in front of your car. I also like the privacy of staying in my car though. Nobody playing with their cell phone and/or talking on it. And I don’t have to hear other people’s conversations, but if I feel like talking I can do so without bothering anybody else. And when people bring their babies, I don’t have to listen to them scream in the middle of a fun scene. It’s also cheap. It’s only $6 per person and I can even stay for free for the second movie if I feel like it. The regular movies are up to $8-9 and once you add the popcorn and drink, you are looking at $25-30 for two people.

The only reason for me to go to a regular movie theater these days is if I want to see a movie in 3D. The last movie we saw at the drive-in was “Despicable Me” and I really liked it. But I know they also show a 3D version at the movies and in quite a few scenes I couldn’t help but think how fun it would be in 3D. So, anybody out there working on showing 3D at the drive-ins? I’m in!

© 2010 – 2011, Country Skipper. All rights reserved.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!
Sharing is caring...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+Digg thisShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

© 2010-2017 Country Skipper All Rights Reserved