One key location in the film is the classic drive-in movie theater. Danny Zuko sings at the swing set while the whole lot talks about Rizzo (I need to watch this movie again because I could be wrong…). That basically represents the time period and the truth to the American dream.
When I found out there was a drive-in less than an hour from my house, I was both shocked and excited. I knew I had to go. It only took 2 years to finally have friends who wanted to & could go and the weather for it.
Ideally I would have an old-fashioned convertible for a drive-in, but luckily I had the next best thing-kind of. Erin my Jeep. It would’ve basically been roofless if I was not afraid of the endless chances of Chicago rain. I drove us because of that and because I have control issues.
We sat in the trunk with just a sleeping bag as a cushion, which was not the most comfortable thing. The car next to us turned their trunk into a bed and on the other side people had foldable chairs. We bought some snacks and tried our best to enjoy the movie–As much as I love Miles Teller, our only movie option of Fantastic Four was not a favorite. The traffic on the way out was so much better than I thought it would be.
Although I would recommend checking out any local drive-ins near you, there are a few things that I could have done to make my night better:
- BUG SPRAY. BUG SPRAY ON EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
- It was very hot when I went, so a cooler with ice drinks or a battery fan would have been better.
- Some sort of big pillow would have been nice.
Going to the movies or just watching movies is always great, so the drive-in part was just a cherry on top. I really enjoyed the experience itself, even if I was eaten alive by bugs and I did not love the movie.
Go find one before they’re all gone!
Next time I want to go to a drive-in that plays classic and just older movies. Anyone know one in Delaware?