Monday, May 25, 2009

Fun at the Drive-In

If you are looking for a fun outing and an inexpensive way to see the latest movies, you have to go to the drive-in. This weekend, we met 3 other families and saw Night at the Museum 2 (mediocre IMHO but the kids loved it) at the Capitol 6 Drive-In located in San Jose. We are a family of 6 and our total admission was ONLY $17.50!!! Yep, it is only $6.75 per adult and $1 per child under 12. And the best part is, you can bring your own snacks!!

We've been regulars to the drive-in scene since we moved to the South Bay (thanks to our good friends who let us in on this family fun adventure). Our kids love grabbing their pillows, blankets, and favorite treats and cuddling up in the back of our SUV. It is a very fun and memorable way to see a show and even more fun to do with friends.

A few tips: If you plan on seeing a movie on an opening weekend, be sure to get there early (at least 45 minutes before show time) in order to get a prime center spot. Remember the movie does not start until it is dark. A portable radio is good to bring if you end up sitting outside of your car. It also helps avoid dead car batteries. And if you bring an "adult" beverage be sure to conceal it. Alcohol is not allowed. Lastly, you may find the occasional train (there is a track that runs behind the screens) and airplane noise a little distracting, but hey its cheap!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the Drive-In. I've been going to this Drive-In since I was a kid, and my family enjoys it now. Tuesday nights are family nights and cheaper. So if you're on a budget, that's the best night to go!


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