OK, I admit it: Until tonight, I had never been to a drive-in movie. Growing up in Brooklyn it’s not the kind of activity we had available to us, and as an adult it wasn’t something it occurred to me to do.
However, it came to my attention not long ago that there’s only one drive-in theater remaining in the Seattle area, and the land on which it sits has been sold to real estate developers, so my window of opportunity was closing. I couldn’t let this quintessential American experience pass me by forever. And so it was to be tonight.
It was a raining on and off, so there was only one other car in the entire place. And unfortunately the convertible top had to stay up. The movie, appropriately enough, was… you guessed it.
They say you never forget your first time. Here’s to hoping it’s still around next year so I can experience it on a clear, dry night.