DRIVE-IN Movie Experience

I finally got to mark another thing off my Top 20 Obtainable Summer Bucket List! I cannot believe it’s already August and I have so much more I want to do before Summer is over. It’s also getting a little harder to do things I want, now that I’m over 7 month’s pregnant. I’ve had hip and back pain, and lots of heartburn lately. I still also need to prepare and get everything ready for the new baby. She will be here before we know it!

Anyways, back to the topic… I’ve been wanting to go to the Drive In for awhile, mostly because it’s the only way we can watch a new release on the big screen, and it’s perfectly okay to bring a 1 and 4 year old.  We don’t really have any family that can babysit, and I haven’t really found a reliable babysitter yet, so it’s been a couple years since we’ve even been to the movies.

The Drive In is only about an hour from our house, so we packed a cooler along with blankets, chair, and pillows in case the kids wanted to sleep, and off we went. Actually, it wasn’t that easy, it seems like it took us most of the day by the time we all got ready for some reason, but somehow we made it out the door.

They were playing a double feature with the movie Pixels followed by Jurassic Park. Pixels started at 9 so we got there a little over an hour early. We got really good parking and they have a nice playground that the kids played on. Then we all got ready to see the movie.


Let me start by saying I didn’t really watch alot of the movie, so you might not want to trust my review. I was busy running back in forth between kids, but overall from what I saw, I thought it was an okay movie. It’s also not the type of movie I would normally pick to watch, but it was what was playing, and I was glad to get out of the house. 

My 4 year old kept complaining that she was bored, and she didn’t like it because it wasn’t a kids movie, because it wasn’t cartoons. (It really wasn’t obviously for her age range, so I get where she was coming from)

The movie Pixels stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James who were big video game lovers growing up. They receive a message from aliens that unleash nostalgia video games like PacMan and Donkey Kong to destroy the Earth. Brenner (Sandler) and Cooper (James) must defeat the games in 3 rounds to avoid the earth being destroyed. 

I really liked seeing the nostalgia part of it with the old video games, but thought it was a weird concept. Like I said before though, I didn’t see alot of the movie, and I’m definitely not a professional movie critic, so you may want to check it out for yourself. Oh, and we didn’t even attempt staying for Jurassic Park, we were all way to tired and ready to be home by that point.

It really didn’t matter about the movie though, for the most part we all had a good time just being out as a family, and doing something we don’t normally do. Our 1 year old was actually super content and seemed to like the movie more than anyone. 

Despite saying she was bored, I asked my 4 year old if she liked going to the drive in the next day and she said “yeah, I really liked the swings and the slide there”  Next time I will probably save the drive and just take them to the local park, unless there is a really good kids movie playing. 

Has anyone else seen the movie Pixels? What are your thoughts on it? 

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