Hallo meine Lieben,
happy Independence Day! I was obsessed with that movie when it came out. My friend Julia and I watched it every day for a couple of weeks, sometimes even twice a day. "I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking." Grossartig. I think I have to watch that movie again. Today.
Speaking about movies: On Monday David and I went to the Springmill Drive-in in Mansfield to watch Prometheus and Ted. Both movies were really good. Prometheus is more David's kind of movie and Ted is a movie I would have picked out. So we were both happy. And we only paid 6 dollars per person for two movies. I think that's a pretty good deal.
Springmill was originally constructed as a single screen theater in the late 1950's but added a second screen later. The theater says that "this 50's style drive-in has all the nostalgia and the best in FM stereo sound.". It sure has the charm of the 50's but I also think that's a good strategy for not doing any renovations.
We went to a Mexican restaurant first and then headed out to the theater where the first movie started at 9:50. The second movie started around midnight and I have to admit that I got a little tired around 1 am. I am getting old.
It was a wonderful evening, except of our stupid "neighbors" at the theater: A lovely mom of 2 boys who loudly kicked them out of the car to be alone with her husband/boyfriend/lover/whatever. I think she was unable to speak in a quiet voice so we were able to understand all her lovely conversations with her kids. I am not sure if it is a good education strategy to yell at your kids all the time....but I am not an expert. Maybe I am missing something. Well, it was a little annoying that they walked around the car the whole time, moved their chairs, played with their phones and yelled at each other. But okay, I am a patient person. Or maybe not but I stayed calm.
The whole situation reached its climax when they decided to leave 5-10 minutes before the movie was over. It is very respectful towards the other customers when you start to pack your chairs in your trunk, talk to each other, close the doors and trunk of your car, turn on the lights and drive away when other people try to watch the end of the movie...but okay. Maybe they had an emergency. Maybe they just wanted to be the first in the line of all the 15 cars to leave. I don't know. It will always remain a mystery but I do hope that I will never have to watch a movie next to that lovely family again.
The entry area of the drive-in. It does have the charm of the 50's. I like the pink and turquoise colors. I pretty combination in my opinion. It won't destroy the 50's flair when you repaint the white wall though.
Unfortunately I haven't seen a car like that in the theater. That would have been very 50's. But you can't have everything.
The screen. Looks pretty small in that picture but it has a decent size. I am not so sure about the quality though. Especially the second movie was not so pleasant. Don't get me wrong, it was fine but you can't compare it to other cinemas and really sophisticated movie critics might be disappointed.
That's where you pay a very slow woman and her son 6 dollars per person to get in. We paid 1,20 dollar first and then again 10,80 dollars because she wasn't very talented at the payment system.
El Campestre Mexican restaurant. I tried to take some embarrassing eating pictures but did not succeed this time.
David did a much better job. I am not sure what's wrong with my left arm in that picture.
My delicious food. A huge plate with different vegetables. I just had to cancel the onions, a main ingredient of that meal. Brr...
Do you like drive-ins? What was the last movie you have seen? Do you like Prometheus and Ted?
Have a wonderful Wednesday!