Monday, August 8, 2011

Epic Fail

I used to love the drive-in theatre, didn't you? It was so fun...

Not anymore: we tried to go to the South Bay Drive-In (cute website, no?) to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Captain America (mostly, for me, it was just a chance to go to a drive-in--unless those apes are wearing Regency-style empire-waisted dresses and walking in an English garden waiting for Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightly or Henry VIII, not so excited!).

Anyway: we get there; there are three screens, and it's crowded--I, of course, am thinking, "Good for them--they'll survive where so many others haven't."

We drive over to Screen Three and try to park. Not many spaces left, and we had to park in the "truck and SUV" section because we have a small SUV. Every spot we found was A) behind a vehicle where the people had turned the car around and had the back hatch up, blocking the screen; B) behind a car with 4 or 5 or more kids up on top of an already tall SUV, blocking the screen; or C) next to yahoos who had spread out on all sides of their cars as if tailgating, with lawn chairs and coolers and who knows what else, making it very hard to fit your car in next to them. And then there were the people with their bass-heavy stereos turned up to 11.

So we left. Before the movie started. Drove home. Had some ice cream and watched a video.

Le sigh. Damn people (a favorite catch-all phrase in our household!). Try it--you'll find it appropriate in many situations.

1 comment:

JuJu said...

Oh man. I am so disappointed for you. On so many levels. No James Franco? And he would have been so huge at the drive in!
I'm sorry it was such a bummer.


I bet the lograts were out in force at the drive in theatre.