EARNED RUNS 2018 VACATION WEDNESDAY. LET’S ALL GO TO THE MOVIES. TWO YEARS ago, Earned Runs featured science fiction movies as a fun option for Vacation Science Friday (August 12, 2016) activities. There were several lists of SciFi films judged by various review sites to be the BEST over the decades, starting on some lists in the 1930’s. If movies that push the limits of science understanding appeal to you check out the VACATION WEEK 2016 post.vacation-sci-fi-friday.html
In 2017 Earned Runs (August 9, 2017 post) suggested that Wednesday, clearly falling midweek and not occupying a potential weekend date slot, is a great day to see a classic kid flick that even adults can enjoy. There are a number of lists with a delightful title that goes something like, “movies to watch before you turn… (fill in the age) 12, 13, 14.” These lists seem to be an improvement on the “bucket list” versions that focus on what to do before life’s end. Check out the discussion last year if films aimed to please children seems like a good bet for your vacation.
This year let’s explore the possibility of a DRIVE-IN Movie experience! Since the best drive-in experiences rely on clear nights, best to use WEDNESDAY to check out the forecast and what's being shown to plan a movie treat.
Travelandleisure.com has a list of the “Best Drive in Theaters in America”, which can be of help if one is nearby. Midwestliving.com highlights those still operating in the middle of the country.
Mentalfloss.com published an article in 2016 with an interactive map locating every active drive-in in America. The yellow stars mark the spots where the open drive-ins can be found!
Best of all, is the “Drive-ins” updated, searchable site. I entered my zip code and found 6 theaters within 100 miles of my home. Clicking on the link of each listing took me to a fact page about the theater that had a link to the theater’s website. All 6 near me in west Michigan were operational. I found first run movies at these theaters including one showing movie double features on 4 screens!
We may not wait until vacation to enjoy a drive-in movie. It’s kind of a “stay-cation” thing that could be fun in the middle of any week in which the weather cooperates. My childhood memories include playground fun until sunset. Then my siblings plus a friend or two and I would rush to the concession stand to get popcorn just as the movie started. I recall seeing the silhouette of the swings-set against the indigo of the darkening sky on a crystal-clear night. Can’t wait.
RUN & MOVE & VACATION HAPPY!
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