Some tips to make the drive in extra fun:
- Pack a small radio. The theaters have their sound on radios. While not necessary, a radio can make hearing the sound a little easier.
- Get there early, very early. If you want a decent parking spot, get to the gates a little before they open. They fill up very fast.
- Pack a cooler. We enjoy packing a full supper in a cooler. The cooler can serve as a table for drinks.
- Since you are there early, bring some things to do. A soft ball to throw back and forth, cards for the parents, and toys for the kids all make the waiting go a little faster.
- Most people these days at the drive-in sit outside of their vehicles to watch the show. Bring a few camp chairs to make things more comfortable.
- Bring a few blankets that you don't mind getting dirty. The night air, even during the hottest part of summer, gets a little cool.
- Pack bug spray and sunscreen.
- Expect a late night. The theaters usually have at least two movies per night--the first being more family appropriate and the second one for when the children are asleep. While you do not have to stay for both movies, we usually try to find a night when both movies are ones we have been wanting to view.