I took the boys to the drive-in last week. We went to Motor-Vu Drive-In that I’m pretty sure is older than me. We showed up after the movie had started, in Ty’s truck that doesn’t have great power steering. So imagine me trying to park, while everyone else was trying to watch a movie. EEEK! Lets just say my kids were a little embarrassed. So there were a few things I wish I would’ve know or even thought about before just showing up. So I’ve put together this post in case your headed to the drive-in soon.
Tip #1: Get there early
We went during the week so it wasn’t very busy, but showing up after the movie started made it hard to find a good spot with a good view.
Tip #2: Take cash
They only accept cash. No checks or cards so make sure you take plenty of cash to get in and buy snacks.
Tip #3: Snacks
Speaking of snacks, take your own. Just like every other theater the snack bar is over priced. So save some money by bringing your own treats and drinks.
Tip #4: Take a radio
Like I said this place has been around forever but for some reason I thought there would be a bluetooth connection to listen to the movie. I was wrong. I had to walk over to the entrance to ask if there was another way to listen other than the car FM radio. Nope. They suggested bringing my own radio, which I would recommend since it was hard to hear with just the truck stereo. I was worried about the battery dying but if you turn the key toward you it won’t die and if it does they can give you a jump. Yay!
Tip #5: Seating
We put the Love Sac in the back of the truck, took blankets and also chairs that the kids could sit on if they did not want to sit in the back of the truck. I also saw people with air mattresses just laying on the ground.
Tip #6: Movie choice
The nice thing about the drive-in is you get to see two movies for less money than you’d pay for one movie at a traditional theater. Since you can’t screen hop I would suggest choosing a double feature for the first movie and then an adult movie for the second and hope the kids fall asleep.