Last night I surprised David with a Date Night at the Drive-In movies. Yep, here in SoCal we still have authentic, functioning drive-in movie theaters and I managed to keep David in the dark about my plan. I’m not sure if many of you old skool readers will recall but a few years ago, David and I enjoyed a drive-in movie in NYC, NY at a now-defuct theater called Driv-IN. As you may recall, that place was basically a vintage car parked in a garage where movies were projected onto a screen in the heart of Manhattan. Last night’s date was much more authentic and entirely fun.
We made our way to Montclair, CA to the Mission Tiki Drive-In Theater for a double feature of Snow White and the Huntsman and Battleship. Mission Tiki gets new movies as soon as they open and you get to watch 2 movies for the price of one admission ticket … $7 per person. David and I finally got to see Snow White and, for the most part, we enjoyed it. As expected, the scenes with Charlize Theron were the highlight. The movie is a bit bloated and could’ve benefitted from a half-hour of editing but, all in all, we were quite entertained. Honestly, I think the experience of watching the film at a drive-in theater might’ve added to our enjoyment. Battleship, on the other hand, was quite atrocious. We could only stand about 10 minutes of the movie before we decided to leave for home. We really loved the Mission Tiki theater and we plan to go back again soon. BUT, there is another drive-in theater in the area called the Vineland Drive-In Theater that we would like to check out, as well. We are so lucky … many parts of the US no longer have access to any drive-in theaters at all … and we have 2 to choose from. I just love LA.
Tonight, I’m hoping to make my way downtown for a fun double feature of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the original film) and The Craft. I officially start my marathon training early tomorrow morning but I think I can swing going out tonight and still attend my training session in the AM. We shall see. Happy Weekend!!