Aren’t evenings wonderful in Fort Collins? Coming from the heat in Saint George, Utah, I appreciate our nights here even more. Even when the sun goes down in Saint George the temperature rarely drops below 90 degrees. I’m sure our Fort Collins neighbors think we’ve lost it when we’re sitting outside at midnight in shirtsleeves watching the stars! It usually takes us about 2 weeks to “get back to normal” once the season ends. I laugh when regular people call me at 8:30 in the morning and apologize because they woke me up! We usually get to bed around 2 am and our projectionist reports a 4 am bedtime. You can imagine what a sight it was when I had to meet the tree trimming company at 7am at the drive-in this summer! Enough to scare small children, I’m sure. The drive-in life is not for the faint-hearted or the “early to rise” type. Of course being a flight attendant for 26 years has taught me a thing or two about irregular schedules. I can shower, do my hair and make-up, dress in heels and be out the door in 45 minutes. I’m not too happy about it, but it can be done. Anything for 30 more minutes of sleep
Our line up for August 10-16 will be: Screen 1 Brave with co-hit Bourne Legacy and Screen 2 Ice Age: Continental Drift with co-hit Total Recall. Next Friday, August 17 we will open Expendables 2. We’d like to pay Ted before the season ends and possibly go back and pick up another co-hit we haven’t played this season. It will all depend on the business and film company negotiations.
We’re getting a number of requests for group events at the drive-in and I’m letting everyone know that we’ll be closing September 3rd and our weekends are filling up fast. Next season we’ll have a lot more wiggle room for events as we can play longer with the digital projectors.
We’re welcoming a couple of new employees to the drive-in this weekend and we’ve said good bye to some of our favorites as they head back to college. It’s always a busy time of year for us and this year is no exception. Planning for the digital conversion is an enormous undertaking. Our prices will remain the same next year and we may open a couple of weeks earlier just to “get our feet wet” with the new equipment. We’ll also extend the season, as I mentioned above, to accommodate group events and are even considering have a “Trunk or Treat” event around Halloween. Digital is a whole new world and endless possibilities.
See you at the movies!