Movies Change like the Weather Around Here

Wait 15 minutes and the weather and the movies will change…

Just when I think we have something locked down, Whoops, think again! What was once a done deal is now un-done. Grown Ups 2 will not be paired with Turbo on Wednesday, July 17th. Instead the line up looks like this: Screen 1: Turbo with co-hit Despicable Me 2 and Screen 2: Grown Ups 2 with co-hit The Lone Ranger. Then on Friday, July 19th, the only change will be Screen 2 when White House Down will replace The Lone Ranger as the co-hit to Grown Ups 2.

This movie business is strange to say the least. A film company tentatively agrees to one deal, then their pictures draws better than expected and suddenly they won’t agree to terms they had previously agreed … Read More »

Party Central & Giveaway

We had a great time last night hosting the Sisters On The Fly. Their delightful vintage trailers are a hit at the drive-in!

We host a number of groups throughout the season and this year is turning out to be busier than usual. On tap we have 3 birthday parties, 4 groups, several car clubs as well as a preschool group in their school bus

The CSU campus activities director contacted us asking for a CSU double-feature night in August! WHEW! That could be a few folks

Last year we had a wedding – on the roof – in the rain, no less. This year brings us another challenge as we host a wedding reception for 150 people!!
Mom and I are really looking forward to this event. Ben and Lea … Read More »

Happy 4th of July! Winners Announced

Happy July 4th everyone! Hope you are all celebrating with your family and friends this great holiday of our nations’ independence. We are sleeping! Well, obviously I’m not sleeping, but we are taking some time to rest today after our busy night last night. Also, getting re-charged for what looks like a very full weekend.

I watched a bit of Despicable Me 2 last night and laughed until I cried. I didn’t think it could be better than the first one but I was wrong. I LOVE those minions, “hehehehe Bottom” – oh that is hilarious! The minions are featured all throughout the credits as well, so don’t leave early. Great family movie, don’t miss it!

I’m missing my parents this week as they took a short vacation to Canada. Kudos … Read More »

Top Ten List Finishes and Giveaway

This week I’m giving you the final five in our Top Ten List.

#5 – Can we just come to see the second feature? Yes of course! It’s the same price for one movie or two and we don’t shut the box office down until halfway through the second feature on both sides.

#4 – Do we have to stay for both movies? Oh yes, we won’t let you leave until the last credit runs!! Folks you can leave anytime you want, BUT….we don’t allow re-entry.

#3 – Why did you switch the sides? Last week this was side one and the other lane was side 2? Ok, now this one has us scratching our heads every time. We’re not sure if folks get confused when we move the movies from one side to the other or if … Read More »

Our Top Ten List & Blog Post Winners

While Letterman may be famous for his top ten list, we infamous for the number of questions we get that make us go ??eh??? We realize that anyone out of their normal environment tends to get a bit confused, some even lose their heads! Like we say in the airline business, “folks check their brains and carry on their luggage!” It is so true. There’s just something about our humanness that makes us out of sorts in unfamiliar situations. So here’s numbers 10-6 from our top ten list of questions asked that make us go “huh?”

#10. – “Why do we have to use the radio in our car?” – Well you don’t HAVE to, you can bring a radio from home. Not being an indoor theater, we can’t broadcast the sound out … Read More »

Happy 80th Anniversary Drive-In Theaters!

This is my favorite time of year. The nice sunny and warm days combine with cool nights. There’s a gentle breeze at the drive-in tonight and it makes for an excellent night to sit out and enjoy a movie under the stars. It makes me wonder if that’s what Richard Hollingshead, Jr. was thinking of when he launched his 400 car Automobile Movie Theater, back on June 6, 1933.

Shortly, we will begin showing a documentary on our snack bar tv entitled, “Going Attractions” by filmmaker April Wright. Wright has spent years compiling the history of drive-in’s all across the country. The Holiday Twin is part of the story and shown in the film.

Wes and I are proud to be members of a dwindling group of drive-in theater operators. We know most … Read More »

Wind, Weather and Warnings

Wind, rain, and weather temperatures always affect the drive-in business. The winds are forecast to be 15-20 miles per hour this weekend so sitting outside and watching a movie may prove difficult. Of course our weather is so variable here in Colorado. What’s the saying? “Wait 15 minutes and it will change.” But according to the NWS that will not be the case this weekend. If you’re planning on joining us this weekend please dress warmly and be prepared for windy conditions.

As a reminder we do have safety and insurance regulations that govern our business. They are posted on the rules section of the website but a few reminders can never hurt.

We don’t allow sub-woofers. This is as a courtesy to our neighbors as well as county sound ordinance. Security staff … Read More »

Car Club Nights and Trailers (the camping kind)

We’re looking forward to welcoming the Northern Colorado Mustang Club to the Drive-in on Friday night. Personally I’ve been asking for a cherry red 1965 mustang for years now, but “he who must not be named” has yet to see my “need”.

We welcome several car clubs throughout the season here at the Twin. If you’re a member of a car club and want to join us we have some specials for you. Besides being able to arrive early and park together we offer discounts for groups of 30 or more. It’s a great night out and our patrons really enjoy seeing all the cars.

In July we welcome back the Sisters On The Fly and their vintage travel trailers.

Last year 20 ladies and their vintage travel trailers joined us for … Read More »

Memory Lane and this weeks Giveaway

I’ve had a couple of wonderful encounters with memorable folks this week. They warmed my heart and I want to share them with you.

First Michelle Kennedy from Rocky Mountain High School stopped by to write a story and take some pictures for the high school newspaper. We have a few students from Rocky that work for us; Tony Martinez, Mac Thompson, Michael Fanning and Roman Ortiz. Michelle wrote a nice article about them and their work at the drive-in in her school newspaper. While I was giving her a tour of our building, we stepped out on the roof so she could take a few photos there. I pointed out a mom and her two little boys, dressed in their footsie jammies all ready for the movie. That made us both say “ahhh”. Seeing these … Read More »

Our history with Top Gun

Back in 1986 the majority of drive-ins across the country were playing “second run” movies. Before the days of the mega plex theaters, most towns and cities had numerous one screen theaters all competing for the new or “first run” movies that were released. Drive-in’s were in the position of playing the left overs.

Wes, the owner of the Holiday Twin, was attending a convention for theater owners with Hollywood movie executives. As he tells it, “I really wanted to see what the Holiday Twin could do up against the indoor houses in town. After dinner one evening, having drinks, (I like to imagine it was a dirty martini, but that’s just me) I challenged the Paramount executive to give us a good first run feature and see what we could do.” It … Read More »