Monday, July 29, 2013

Drive-In Movie!

I think we all finally recovered after the busy, but enjoyable, weekend of our family visit.

We took last weekend off from everything and basically laid around and relaxed.  This weekend, we were ready to do something fun.  I discovered that there is a drive-in movie in Hermosa, SD.  It's about a 25 minute drive south of Rapid City.

The movie starts at dusk, which turned out to be about 9:30 pm. This is wayyyy past the boys' bedtime, but we decided to be rebellious and go anyway!  (We gave them a bath and put them in their pj's before leaving.) We watched Despicable Me 2.  Jameson fell asleep about 1/2 way through, but Hendrix watched the whole thing. It was a really cute movie!

We took snacks and drinks with us.  I made 2 gallon-size Ziploc bags of popcorn, took sugar free juice for the boys, took a big chocolate bar, and some gummy bears.  Perfect! Admission was $8 each for Matt and I, and the boys were free, so the whole family got to see the movie for $16.  One person could barely get into a theatre for that price, let alone the cost of popcorn and pop!

An attempt at a group shot of all four of us, huddled in the back of the Escape. :)

Such a good movie!

It was a really fun experience, and I fully plan on going again before the season is over!


  1. Despicable Me 2 is a great movie, we took the girls to see it also. Drive ins are a lot of fun too. The timing is the bad part though. The last one we went to, the movie didn't start until about 10, plus it was a double feature, so we didn't get home until around 3 in the morning. It was fun, but I just can't handle those hours very often. Glad you had a good time.

    1. Nathan you're so right. The movie started around 9:30. Jameson lasted about 45 minutes before he fell asleep. Hendrix stayed awake for it, but we left after the first feature because it was so late. Good thing it was affordable!!