Outdoor Movies - ONT AND Outdoor Movies - BC), the ACTUAL drive-in atmosphere is completely different. This is something I've tried to keep alive in my family, and fortunately, they are just as eager for the experience - it's just that there aren't very many of them around anymore. So, when you find one - hold onto it, and go often! The cars, the kids, the dogs, the playground in front of the screen, the smell of the outdoor food, the setting sun, the mosquitoes, and the honking in anticipation...AND, these days..the drive-in ain't your Momma's drive-in.
The Port Elmsley Drive In was AweSomE!
In car stereo sound and now digital picture has made the visual and sound experience rival any indoor movie theatre - the difference .. fresh air and lounging comfort!
Impossible to describe in words the incredible difference the digital picture has made, you will have to go and see it for yourself!. It is crystal clear, (we watched the Lorax first) bright and, I might be mistaken, but the movies seem to start earlier. At dusk (8:50pm) it was still very light in the sky, but the picture was not muted by the sunset at all. And there is not a bad seat in the field .. all have excellent views.
Back to the mosquitoes...they aren't that bad, and there are some serious remedies people have come up with to avoid the pests. While walking around the parking lanes at intermission, I admired the ingenuity, from taped on mesh to full out mosquito nets that covered entire cars. We didn't have anything, and we did not suffer, even with the windows partially open. And there were many die-hards sitting out on their lawnchairs enjoying the exterior view with their pets throughout both movies that we stayed for.
Next to try : The Twilight Drive-In
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