Saturday, September 04, 2010
So our community had an outdoor movie night. They bring in a HUGE inflatable screen and put it up in the park and show movies to the masses. They have been advertising it for weeks in the local paper. All it cost was a donation to get through the gate and they had a loonie (Canadian dollar) consestion stand with popcorn, candy and pop.
So I told the girls we would go if it didn't rain (I was not sitting outside in the rain for 2 movies). I decided that I didn't want the "movie theatre" popcorn so I used my old fashioned oil popper and made out popcorn to take with us. We packed water bottles with us and walked to the park with our blankets. We got there about 8PM and the first movie started at 8:30. We got there and the youth group was also there and they covered our entrance (including me even though I am not a youth but I was chaperoning two of the youth in question) which was nice and definatly not expected. We found a spot and then the oldest one asked if she could go sit with her friends from youth group and I told her fine. She quickly came back stating that their popcorn was gross and she sat with us for the rest of the night so she could have the "good" popcorn
. We ran into people we hadn't seen in a while which was nice.
The weather was fantastic (a little chilly by 10:30PM but clear). We watched "How to Train Your Dragon" which I thought was great and so did both girls (15 and 12). The dragons were a little to cute to be scary but then again it is a Pixar film and I think cute is all they do. A lot of people left after this movie was over because it was almost 10PM and the little ones were all too sleepy to sit through another movie. I missed the first few minutes of "Toy Story 3" due to line ups at the washroom
. I was a bit misty at the end of this movie because it hit a little too close to home because Andy left home to go to college and my oldest is getting so close to that age that it made me realize that we don't have much time left to enjoy with them (the first 15 years have gone by WAY to fast).
We laughed and had a great time. The hubster decided that he didn't want to go to the movies with us because he still had to go to work early today and staying out until midnight wasn't going to be conducive to his overall mood at work
I think it was a great way to spend time with my girls and if you get the chance in your area look up "Outdoor Cinema" and see if there is anything playing in your area you'll be glad you did. I also think that if they do it again next year we will be there with bells on, even if it is "kiddy" movies.