101 in 1001 · Atwell Adventures

65. go to a drive-in movie

When I wrote my 101 in 1001 list last fall, I included going to a drive in movie.  I thought it would be fun to do something different, but little did I know that when we moved, there would be only 30 minutes away!

A few weekends ago, we ventured to Monetta, South Carolina to visit The Big Mo. Before the summer temperatures got to be to warm we wanted to check this one off the list and surprisingly, the weather was pretty perfect for this kind of activity.  I actually got to use the blankets I brought thanks to a nice little breeze we had most of the evening.

To prep for our mini-trip, I made popcorn at home and loaded blankets and pillows into the back of the SUV {many people brought lawn chairs instead of watching from their cars}.  We also picked up sandwiches from Fresh Market on our way out of Augusta.  A great little picnic for a drive-in!

The Big Mo 1 | Atwell Adventures

The Big Mo 2 | Atwell Adventures

The Big Mo 3 | Atwell Adventures

The Big Mo 4 | Atwell Adventures

The Big Mo 5 | Atwell AdventuresWhat we didn’t realize was that when you pay $8 you’re actually getting a double feature!  We went to see X-Men {which was great!}, and as it was finishing, they announced that Godzilla would be starting 20 minutes later.  G had already seen it and I probably wouldn’t have paid money to see it, but we decided to stay.  The intermission gave us plenty of time to head to the concession stand for necessities for round two: coke and funnel cake.  I ended up falling asleep for a few minutes during Godzilla, but that’s what happens when I’m out past 12am.

Have you ever been to a drive in?

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