On our way there, we picked up awesome and amazing sushi a go-go at the airport/49th location that was on our way. Where else does $15.00 get you edamame, 3 delicious rolls (recommend: Dynamite, Philly, Sunshine), and 2 waters? Better yet, you can call in your order ahead of time. Note-CASH ONLY at sushi a go-go.
We arrived at the drive-in a few minutes before 8p.m. (when seating officially begins), but we were escorted in right away anyway. You can make reservations online ahead of time, but we didn't and decided to come early. The owner, writer/film student Josh Frank, was super helpful in getting us parked (with the back of the car facing the screen) and ready to go. So it was time for our pre-screening picnic.
|Brendan and our yummy sushi|
|Me, part of the drive in screen, and the speakers|
The actual movie watching experience was wonderful. The show starts at 9p.m. (dark) and we had a perfect view of the screen. *Check out better pictures of the screen here* thanks to the speakers, the sound was loud and clear, and yes, it was just as romantic as I'd always dreamed. The movie was blissful: campy-creepy 80s thriller/mystery and soon they will be showing episodes of the show Twin Peaks, along with a variety of pop cult classics. The only downside, it's a bit hot, but, it's August during a drought and record highs, so it can't be helped. Oh, and for those of you wondering, yes, they have real bathrooms!
Total cost of date: (Sushi, Drive-In movie, concessions): $47.00 (can save money by being a "walk-in" or packing a dinner instead of picking up/skipping concessions).
Time: 5 hours...if you do it the way we did. Gives you plenty of time to talk.
This would also make for a great girls night, or something fun to do with friends. Bummed that you don't live in Austin? Check out this website to see if there is a drive-in near you.
Here's to fun nights!
<3 Stacy, Lola & Zoe