Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 1: Outdoor Movie Night

An iconic image from the drive-in's heyday. The movie is The Ten Commandments.

Since the drive-in movie period has sadly passed its prime, options for enjoying a flick under the stars are few.  During the 50's, there were as many as 70 outdoor cinemas in Oregon alone.  Ninety percent of those cinemas have since gone "dark."

But there is good news for those of us in the northwest!  A small handful of outdoor cinemas in Oregon and Washington still have their lights on.  And we should help keep them on, while having ourselves an enjoyable, historical throwback of a time, no?  According to research, the closest operating drive-in to those of us in the Portland metropolitan area is the

Admission to the drive-in:
$8.00 per adult, $5.00 per child ages 6-11, and free for children under 6. For cars with a single occupant, the entry fee is $12.00. 
More questions about the drive-in?  Click here.

Want to host an outdoor movie night 
in your backyard, in a park, or by the pool? 
You can make it happen! 

Here's 7 Tips for a Fabulous Outdoor Movie Night, along with some great decorating ideas,
complete with printable popcorn bags!  The sky's the limit (pun intended)! 

photo credits Oh Happy Day

I can't think of a better way to watch a movie during the summer,
than under the stars.


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