Drive-in movie theaters are an experience that has existed for decades and still goes strong in some areas. Many of us don’t really understand what is that draws us to drive-in movies for date ideas or personal enjoyment, whether it’s nostalgia, romanticism, desire to keep your distance from people, or any other inclination. But they do make great opportunities for a romantic and relaxed time with your significant other or interest. There are some ways to make a trip to a drive-in theater just a little bit more personal and perfect for your own needs though, which is why we’re here today. Here are some tips for the perfect drive-in movie date.
Bring Food and Drinks
Especially if you don’t have the time to make it to a drive-in movie without rushing, preparing or bringing dinner as well as snacks and drinks for the movie can be a great option. Most drive-ins do have their own food options but they can be pretty pricey and require you to get out of your car usually to get it. If you don’t want that, bring a picnic type dinner or pick something up on the way. You also should prepare some snacks and drinks or even something sweet for a little dessert while you enjoy the movie.
If this is your first time around your romantic interest, a car cleaning may be a good idea to keep up appearances. Even if that isn’t the case, cleaning up your car and cleaning the windshield and windows can be nice to make the atmosphere just right for you two as well as make viewing the movie a little easier. If you have kids chances are the car may be a bit messy or even smelly, and cleaning can remove that so you can just focus on your date and the movie without either people feeling uncomfortable.
Take Comfort Items
You can also sometimes take your dog with you, and sometimes drive-ins can get a bit chilly or make some people antsy from sitting still so long. Bring some comfortable items like comfy clothes, blankets, pillows for better positioning of your back or head, lawn chairs if you want to sit outside of your vehicle, or anything else similar. It can make the experience even more personal and also help to keep you, your partner, and any pet you may bring cozy for the duration of the movie.
Electronics You May Need
Some drive-ins are perfectly okay with you sitting outside your car if you stay in your space, which is where the lawn chairs could come in handy. If you have a battery powered radio you can also use this for listening instead of wasting battery power in your car. To listen to a drive-in movie, you have to tune in to a radio station in your car or use some other item to do so which means leaving your vehicle in the on position for a while. This can drain your battery pretty badly for some vehicles, so also bring a jump pack or jumper cables just in case!
Whether you’re planning a drive-in date already or this gives you some intrigue into the subject, these tips can help you make the night even better for you and your date to have a memorable time and a good movie experience. Drive-in theaters serve a lovely purpose in creating a unique atmosphere and giving people more comfort of their own vehicles and company rather than a stuffy or crowded movie theater, and if you have one nearby these tips can be a great reason to take a trip to see a movie in a drive-in theater on your own, with family and friends, or with your partner as a date for just the two of you to enjoy some relaxation together.