Although there is a lot that I dislike about living in Lemoore, one thing that I do like is living near a drive-in movie theatre. They show a double feature every night and it only costs $8 per car. That's right: an entire car-full of people (and homemade snacks) can see two movies for what one single ticket would cost at many regular theatres.
Last night we packed up some drinks and a batch of chocolate chip cookies, picked up some sandwiches from Subway, and took our little picnic down the road to the Kings Drive-In in Hanford. We saw The Town and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Bem Affleck is in fine form in The Town, which he also directed. And by fine, I mean check out those washboard abs! There's just something about a Boston boy (see also: my infatuation with Jason and New Kids on the Block), so I knew going in that I would like this movie. I also learned something useful for my potential future career as a bank robber: no one will recognize you if you wear a uniform for a profession that isn't yours.
I've watched Jason play all the way through two of the newer Resident Evil video games and dabble in a few of the older ones, and I've seen bits and pieces of the other Resident Evil movies. I'm always up for a zombie movie, so having Afterlife as the closing pitcher last night was icing on the cake. Plus, it was fun seeing some of the video game characters fleshed out (literally).
You can find a listing of drive-ins by state here. The site seems to not have been updated for a few years, so some of the theatres listed there might have closed down, but if you can find a theatre near you that is still open, it's a fun and cheap thing to do with your sweetheart, your kids, or a group of friends. Go now before this part of American culture is gone!