For some reason, we have been having the most beautiful nights at the drive-in, despite the fire raging over the hill. We’ve been blessed with the winds from the South and East this week so the conditions at the drive-in have been ideal every night. It was a great week for folks to enjoy the movies and the crowds were non-existent, which made it enjoyable for movie watchers wanting a little more elbow room!
During the day we’ve had hazy and some smoke, but nothing that I would say had any health risk. I’ve spent enough time in the L.A. basin and Salt Lake City area to know bad air quality, and this past week has never come close to what those folks experience during their bad air quality days. Our field clean-up crew has had to endure the hazy, but our patrons have been enjoying wonderful weather.
We did not change movies this weekend, June 15-21. We’re holding what we have so we can play Pixar’s movie, Brave. We felt this is in keeping with our “family friendly” environment, here at the Twin. It’s sometimes a tough decision to “pass” on a big opener because we’re not always sure what will draw a crowd and what will not. However, our film booker has been with us for over 30 years, in all our drive-in theaters, and he knows the Twin very well. So we trust him and he has very rarely steered us in the wrong direction. The terms of a new movie can also affect our ability to play any up-coming features, so there are times when we have to pass on a film we would like to play. It’s a complicated business and we’re grateful to have a loyal film booker to navigate the waters for us.
Happy Father’s Day to all those wonderful Dads out there, including my own. He’s a great grill guy, isn’t he? On Sunday night he’s projecting for us so my son can take a night off and hang with his friends who are in town from Saint George, Utah.
See you at the movies!