Sunday, July 17, 2011
I think blockbuster movies are meant to be seen outdoors at a drive-in. There aren't many around anymore. They take up a lot of land. This one has been around all my life. At the back of the theater grounds is a building where the owners hold a weekly auction. Back in the day, the building held a roller-skating rink. My parents met there not long after dad returned from World War II. I've watched movies here since I came with my parents, sometimes wearing pajamas because it would be late until we got home. As I got older, I joined the bigger kids running around the lot on the swings, an impromptu little tribe of sudden friends. That was more than 50 years ago now.
I saw the full moon rise, the stars in the sky, a shooting star zip overhead--and the movie was good too. A perfect evening!