This weekend’s featured date night destination was the Holiday Twin Drive-in theater in Fort Collins, Colorado. Or, if you are a local Coloradan, you know that this town’s nickname is “FoCo.” Why we feel the need to mush words together and make them shorter on a daily basis? I can’t say that I have the answer to that question. Regardless, I participate in the new age vocabulary trends. Anyhow, this particular drive-in theater is a hub for college students who are looking for an inexpensive way to have fun. In fact, it’s only a few blocks from Colorado State University’s campus. This strategic location makes for a convenient place to go on the weekends. I must say, I thought that this drive-in was going to be like all of the others that I have attended, but it exceeded my expectations. First of all, the drive-in has a gorgeous view of the mountains. The screen is planted right in front of the rolling hills that guard FoCo’s largest reservoir. In addition, the sun bursts with color right behind the screen as it sets in the crevices of the summit peaks. This is an added benefit that sets the mood for the rest of the night.
What strikes me funny about drive-in movies is that couples practically attend so that they can snuggle. There’s no issue with this, it’s just…funny. If you think about it, this environment is a recipe for the perfect snuggle session. There are pillows, blankets, brisk weather, and limited space to sit which is why it only makes sense to cuddle with your significant other. In fact, cars and trucks only have one direction that you can position yourself, horizontal. That is, unless you want to stand the whole time. Or, what you could do is sit in a lawn chair. Of course, that would defeat the purpose of “driving-in” when you could have just walked in at that point . Anyways, if you are planning to attend a drive-in make sure that you are well aware of the lack of personal space that you will have.
All in all, the drive-in was REELY fun.