Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors' interest, which backfires horribly.
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 they really believe that we take the time to repaint the box office, switch the signs along the drive way and on the sides of the box office. Trust us, side 1 is always on the right hand side of the driveway as you approach the box office and side 2 is always on the left. The drive-in was built in 1968 as a single screen theater. The large field on the Northeast side of the property was the only screen. When the second screen was built (the West screen) they called it screen 2. So while the movies switch sides, the screen numbers never do.
#2 – What is a co-hit? A co-hit is also know as a second feature but it takes me less time to type co-hit.
And #1 – Don’t you have those box things? – this usually is accompanied by hand motions. No we don’t have box things, a.k.a. speakers, any more. With the conversion to our new digital system our old field wiring was not compatible with the new components. We broadcast on FM stereo and you can always bring a boom box from home if you want to save your car battery.
It’s a great business, a funny business, but great. We’ve hit our stride this year with the opening of Monsters University. Full house every Saturday night. For our seasoned fans they know to come out on a week night and avoid the crowds. Our advice is to come early. When you do come out, remember to bring your own “box thing” if your car battery or antenna is weak 😉
If you missed numbers 6-10 you can read them in my previous post. For our movie pass giveaway this week, leave a comment about which one of our top ten tickled your funny bone. We’ll give away 2 movie passes to two randomly chosen winners next week. Submission deadline is Wednesday, July 3rd at midnight.
Have a great weekend and See you at the movies!