Adventures of the Snackbarqueen

Weekends Only, 2012 Season Ends

For the last three years we’ve closed after Labor Day.  We’ve owned the drive-in since 1979 and watched the trends very closely.  While there are always a few surprises thrown in the mix, one thing we know for certain; once school starts our weeknight business is almost non-existent.  That’s not to say that NO ONE comes to the drive-in, just not enough folks to justify remaining open during weeknights this time of year.  So we’ve made the decision to close on weeknights for the remainder of this season.  Starting today, August 22, we will have 7 open nights for the remainder of this season.  Those nights are: 8/24, 25, 26, 31 and 9/1, 2 and 3.  We’re working with our film booker to change-up the movies on the closing weekend and will know more the first of next week.  For this coming weekend the movies will be as shown on the web site.

This is always a bittersweet time for us.  On one hand, we hate to see the end of another season and we enjoy spending time reminiscing about all the funny, quirky, crazy and just plain weird things that happened this past season.  On the other hand, we’re exhausted and ready for a break.  I don’t think most people know this but, “that old guy in the box”, a phrase I hear almost every night, will be 81 on September 3rd (closing night!).  As the owner of this establishment, I think he’s entitled to a little rest :) And I, “the lady at the cash register”, must return to my flight attendant job!

All in all it has been a good year for us, not the best year we’ve ever had, but good.  The fires, the shooting, the heat and all the weekend fairs, concerts and the like took a bite out of the business this year.  We have an enormous amount of work to do for the digital conversion.  We’ll start with the building upgrades and repairs this Fall and install the projectors before we open next Spring.  Look for our announcements here and on Facebook for opening nights.  It’s very likely we’ll have a “soft” opening with the digital and play a few “oldies, but goodies” to help us get in the swing of things and then open up with new releases in late April.  We’ll keep you posted.

Thanks to all our fans and patrons for another memorable season at the Twin.  We appreciate you.

See you at the movies!

Snackbarqueen

13 Responses to “Weekends Only, 2012 Season Ends”

  1. Lizzy

    Really disappointed at the short notice! :( I’ve been planning on coming tonight (Wednesday) for the last week since it’s my first night off in two weeks.

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  2. Lorrie

    I really missed coming this year but no movies I wanted to see where there. Not all of us like violent movies

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  3. Nicole

    I love the drive-in and think you guys made a good decision! I am sad always sad that it closes at labor day (I am a student and so by the time I get to Fort Collins, I only have 2 weekends to go to the drive-in) but I understand that you guys need a break, too. Looking forward to the next few nights and for it to open again in the Spring!!!

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  4. Rick

    Thanks so much for the services you provide, I can’t wait to see you next spring with the upgrades. I cannot tell you how much it means to have a drivein to go to and the fun My girlfriend and I have comming to se your movies 9 seasons with you now and looking forward to ten. Thanks again for all that you do have a great winter. Rick

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  5. Angie

    Thank you for all of your hard work each year. My husband and I try to go to as many movies at the Holiday-Twin as we can. You do a great job and you give me something to look forward to each weekend.

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  6. Amy

    Down from Wyoming to way have a family night with the kids at the drive inn! Thank you for keeping this tradition alive!

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  7. Josh Phoenix

    Thanks for the good memories! My wife and I have been bringing our young boys here for two summers now and it’s one of out favorite things to do.

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  8. Faith

    Thank you! we love coming to the drive in’s! We have two small children so it’s been nice to come see children’s movies that play first! We’ve been there for Madagascar 3 and the new Ice Age and loved it! We would have came more often if you had more variety on kids movies! thanks again, see you next year!

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  9. Leah

    I grew up in a small town with a drive-in. I spent many nights there playing on the swings just as much as watching the movies. I took my son to your drive-in for his first experience this summer…he was only two months old. I can’t say how much I appreciate coming to your establishment year after year. Looking forward to next year.

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  10. Kirk Williams

    You should remove the BIG HEADLINE that says weekends only for the rest of the week. I saw the Weekends Only sign on the marquis and on the homepage and we figured we had to wait. Only when I started to look around to see if the movies were changing did I see the note about being open every night this week. Just thought you might want to know.

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    • Snackbarqueen Snackbarqueen

      We are only open on weekends now. We’ve posted it on the marquee, on the box office signs, on the movie line and in the blog. Not sure where you’re getting that we’re open every night.

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  11. Alexis Regnier

    just want to tell you how much I have enjoyed your drive in.I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer ,not expected to live( last year), I am in remission with a major life change. It also brought on deppression. Coming back to the Drive-in made me happy & feel young again.I grew up in S.D. & the drive in was my most happy times.Thank you for letting me feel young & happy again. Looking forward to next year. God bless & Happy birthday Sept. 3 to the wonderful owner.

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    • Snackbarqueen Snackbarqueen

      It warms our hearts to hear this story. We’re thrilled that a simple thing like the drive-in experience lifts your spirits. We’re blessed because you are :) Take good care.

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