Frugal Foodie Mama: Sand Pail List 2012- Cross #7 Off the List!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sand Pail List 2012- Cross #7 Off the List!

Yes, the drive-in movie theater is becoming a dying family tradition around here.  And this is one of the very reasons that going to one with my family made it on our Sand Pail List for this summer.  The drive-in conjures up so much nostalgia for me.  I can't count how many times my parents had taken my sister and I to them when we were kids.  Of course, there was a lot more fanfare to them then- little kids rides and playgrounds, and fireworks after the final feature. I wanted to share this experience with my children before they all close...

This was the first time going to a drive-in for both my daughter and my son.  We arrived shortly before dusk, and set up our folding chairs.  We had packed cans of pop and boxes of our favorite movie candies, along with blankets in our tote.  
My son happily went to the drive-in's concession stand to bring back a large bucket of popcorn for us all.  
We settled in for the first feature of the evening, Brave.  Can I say what a cute movie?  
By the end of the movie, baby girl had been peacefully nursed to sleep.  (Yep, I nursed in public at the drive-in.  Not as if anyone could see us anyways in the dark. ;) )

The second movie of the evening was The Avengers.  A movie that we as a family had been looking forward to seeing.  By the middle of the movie though it had become cool enough that the blankets and hoodies no longer sufficed.  My husband and I along with the baby moved to the car.  My son decided to throw on another blanket and make himself comfortable sitting beside the car.

I am so glad that we were able to share this experience with our children this past weekend.  I hope we are able to make it to a few more before drive-in season is over.  Who knows if it will be open next summer... 

To read our Sand Pail List and my other updates on our list, click here.


  1. Going to a drive-in theater is on our summer bucket list. I've never been to one, but I think it's a super fun idea! We only have two within two hours of our house so they are most definitely few and far between.

    I also just wanted to let you know that I blogged about bread maker recipes today and I know you inquired about them when I posted about my bread maker the other day. Stop by and grab a recipe or two!

    So glad your kids got to experience a drive-in movie before they all vanish!

  2. Thank you for posting the bread maker recipes! I bookmarked your post for future reference. I am actually going to try to make pizza dough in mine later this week. ;)

    And you definitely have to get to a drive-in. It is fun and cheaper! Our drive-in was $6 per person for a double feature! And we brought in our own cans of pop and theater candy. ;)


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