three minutes til showtime!


















what are you up to this weekend? maybe a movie under the stars?

my first experience was when i was about 11 and my brother and his girlfriend ~ now my sister-in-law took me to see patton (1970). i think i was more enthralled with the whole experience than the movie itself ... the funny parking ... 



















... those heavy lead speakers that i was sure would break the window ... the tinny sound ... the tempting treats at the snack-bar ... that super large screen with the dark night sky behind ... the graphics and anticipation of waiting til the 'feature presentation'! i probably fell asleep (probably much to the relief of my brother  ~ can you imagine?)

thanks to ki at junkcamp for getting these memories going today with her images of the beverly drive-in theatre in hattiesburg, mississippi.

many of our local drive-in theatres have sadly faded to black ... except for the shamrock drive-in at killarney, manitoba ... still rocking ... an hour and a half away!

i couldn't find any images of the shamrock to share ... but if you are close to dallas, texas the galaxy drive-in theatre has quite a line-up for you this weekend ... first feature tonight starts at 6:30!
























fun graphics at the galaxy tempting you to dippin' dots shack ...













i think i love this graphic most ... any drive-in stories to share? 
do tell ...

on with the show ... pass the twizzlers please!





2 comments:

pve design said...

I think somehow things were better then, when they return, we long for what was and it is never quite the same.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

thanks pve, and you are so right ... sometimes trying to recreate can be disappointing ... best to leave those memories colourful!
our neighbours are creating new 'under the stars' memories by having movie night on their deck ... they just haul their tv set out and everyone gathers round ...
where there is a will, there is a way!