8.23.2009

Movies In The Rain

Last night a group of us went to the movies. It was a double feature night. The first movie was a Disney movie called Earth. The second was X-Men Origins - Wolverine.

The movie theatre on Kwaj is open air. A bit like a drive through except everone rides their bikes in and there are bleachers or benches or places to put your own chairs. You can bring snacks and drinks and enjoy the evening air. Last night there was a snackbar available too serving nachos, hotdogs, and hot wings.

It's a very fun experience, different than any other theater experience I've had. The kicker though? The rain. We got about 3/4 of the way through the second movie when the rain set in. It was pretty light to start with but kept coming down and getting harder and harder. I was pretty surprised at the number of people that stuck it out. We probably got rained on for a full 20 minutes. I was soaked. We all were. But that's what makes the experience unique and memorable.

3 comments:

AlphaSigOU said...

I played it safe... went to Bad Movie Night at the ARC! Double feature of Mystery Science Theater 3000... two ultra-cheesy sci-fi movies with snarky comments (audience participation welcome!) :)

Rebecca said...

I didn't even know about Bad Movie Night. Sounds kinda fun too.

I'm thinking an umbrella might be a wise purchase.

Anonymous said...

I loved hearing about the movies. How different to physically get rained on! When I was a kid, when it rained at the drive-in movies, we debated whether to leave or have the car running and the wipers going.We also took paper grocery bags of homemade popcorn and lemonade. Sometimes we left but more often stayed.As an adult we used to go get a bucket of KFC or bag of McDonalds on the way and bring our own pop. They searched cars for booze and stowaways back then, too.Blast from the past!