Her wish was to go to the drive-in theatre, one of the few remaining, at least around here. We saw Brave (Z has a post about it here) and The Avengers.
The kids had a great time; they even made it until 0230 in the morning!
Here are some pics:
The kids played until the movie started at 2130.
We got a front row spot. The old posts for the speakers are still there, which denote the parking spaces, but to hear the movie you tune in a very small FM radio station on the car or portable radio.
This is Aileen on one of those old speaker posts:
Another shot of the screen. The grey hatch is our newly repaired Scion.
Ok, Ok... I know you're not supposed to take film of the screen once the feature starts, but this is a quick shot of one of the intermission shorts. They still play all of the classic intermission 'Let's all go to the lobby' type shorts, and a countdown. Heck, they even still sell PIC mosquito repellent coils! And they show an ad for it prior to the film!
What's even more awesome, they play the same old-school National Anthem film from the days of the drive in... The same every night for over the decade that I can remember! I can't find the exact one, or I'd link it.
It was really fantastic. Aileen had a great birthday treat, and we all enjoyed ourselves!
A bit pricey, perhaps, but we're definitely going to have to start doing this again more often. It had been nearly eight years since our last visit! Thanks for putting the bug my ear, Mr. AOW!