Posted in Life's Thoughts & Reflections, Words, Writing

Drive-In Movie

On Saturday we went to our first movie in months, Inside Out. Actually, I might be wrong, but it may have been my first movie since December, six months ago! šŸ˜® It was a drive-in movie, of course, and it was a pretty interesting experience.

We arrived and got to choose whether we wanted the front or the back of our car to face toward the screen. There was no mid-movie switching allowed. We knew we would have this choice and, like most of the other people, we chose back.

We were directed to a spot, which was marked with cones. We parked and started getting out and opening the trunk. We gathered the pillows and blankets we’d packed into the back and piled them on the grass, still staying within our coned-off quadrant. We also folded down the back seats, and the tops of them almost touched the back of the front seats, so a few of us could sit back there, on the back seats.

It was pretty uncomfortable before we settled in and found our spots. It was still uncomfortable then, but not as bad. My neck was sore yesterday, though.

We were not allowed out of the car without a mask, and even then we could only get out if we were (a) going to the bathroom, which was a Porta-Potty, so there was absolutely no way we were going to the bathroom, or (b) we were looking at the menu for the concessions. All concessions were pre-packaged, and we could order them by texting our car make and model and the license plate.

When we got there (and I don’t think they did this on purpose, because they played a lot of other Disney songs too), “When Will My Life Begin?” from Tangled was playing on the speakers, which I thought was kind of funny.

And so I’ll read a book
Or maybe two or three
I’ll add a few new paintings to my gallery
I’ll play guitar and knit
And cook and basically
Just wonder when will my life begin? resume?


And I’ll reread the books
If I have time to spare
I’ll paint the walls some more
I’m sure there’s room somewhere
And then I’ll brush and brush
And brush and brush my hair
Stuck in the same place I’ve always been for three months

And I’ll keep wanderin’ and wanderin’
And wanderin’ and wonderin’
When will my life begin? resume?

“When Will My Life Begin,” Tangled, kind of relates to now. After all, Rapunzel pretty much is quarantined.

After we all got “comfortable” and waited a little while, the movie started. The way they did the audio was, we had to tune to the radio station. The thing was, they also had the sound coming from their speakers. And when the movie started, the sound on the speakers was fine, but the audio coming from the radio was delayed by like ten seconds, so when the soft piano music started, we’d hear nothing from the car, and after a while the sound came. After a few minutes of this, we just turned off the radio and listened it to the speakers. But the speakers had a major echo, and we couldn’t understand what anyone was saying. It was fine for most of us, because we have seen Inside Out many times, but my youngest brother is only five, and he didn’t remember what it was about until the other day when I reminded him. But I doubt he remembers it enough to be able to understand it without words. Anyway, after a bit we turned the radio back on and it had been fixed.

Later, we chose what candy we wanted from inside the car and texted it. We waited a while, but it didn’t come. When we checked a gain, we had done something wrong, missed a link we were supposed to go to, so they didn’t get our order. In the end, we got the candy we ordered. I lost track of how many Sour Patch Kids I had, but it was more than I should have…

All in all, it was a good and very interesting experience. We’re probably going to do it again sometime this summer, because they are planning on showing more movies. And Inside Out was as brilliant as always.

Featured image from Wikipedia.


A teenager obsessed with words of all kinds. When Iā€™m not reading or writing, I like drawing, musical theatre, and D&D.

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