Friday, February 10, 2012
A Drive-in Movie
It’s Friday night again, date night for all the teenyboppers out there. You do have a date night with your wife, don’t you? If not, you really need one. Why not go back to your youth, and make Friday night your date night once again. Just because all the teens out there are doing it, doesn’t mean that you can’t as well. After all, they learned that by watching adults, not the other way around.
Did you ever go to a drive-in movie as a teenager? You know what I mean, the kind where you drive your car into the lot and they’ve got the movie on a big outdoor screen. Instead of watching the movie, you sit there in your car, smooching with your girlfriend.
Well, drive-in movies are fading into the past; there really aren’t that many of them left any more. Nevertheless, you can still find them here and there. In another 20 years you may not be able to, but for now there are still a few around.
Somehow, drive-ins have always had a romantic connotation to them, much more so than a regular movie theater. Maybe it has something to do with sitting in the back seat of the car smooching, instead of watching the movie. Regardless of the reason, they’re considered romantic.
So, why not take your wife to a drive-in to enjoy a movie? Now, if you’re going to do this, you’ve got to do it right. This isn’t the time to go see Rambo 7 (or whatever number they’re up to). You want to pick something that’s going to be romantic. If you can’t get a love story, go for a drama or at least a comedy, but definitely avoid the action stuff.
Why not make it a real drive-in night and go to a drive-in restaurant to eat while you’re at it? There’s still a few of those around as well. In fact, I’d have to say that there’s been a resurgence of drive-in restaurants in the last 10 years. Between the two, you ought to feel like teenagers again. Have a good time!