Monday, June 30, 2008

Hull's Drive-In

On Saturday night we went to Hull's Drive-In to see Kung Fu Panda. We had a blast!

The girls took long late naps so they could stay up late. Ashley went to the store and bought goodies (even though just before we left, I asked if she grabbed the chocolate treats out of the freezer and she said yes, but actually forgot them). I packed the car with all the necessities.

When we got to the Drive-In, I set up our air mattress on top of the reclined seats. (If you have never seen how cool the Honda Element is with all the seats reclined for sleeping, see picture.) It made for a great viewing spot while lying down. We also had our camping chairs set up to eat the treats we did remember.

We had lots of fun and enjoyed the movie. Lucy never went to sleep, and was quite fidgety, but it was okay. Leland especially loved the whole experience and was an angel despite not going to bed until 11:30 PM. The only complaint we had was that we never went down to the concession stand to buy her popcorn. The line was really long. On Sunday morning, she told me, "Dad, I gonna take a long nap again today so we can go to the movie again tonight and this time we need to get some popcorn."

I was just gonna tell you the story and put some pics, but because Ashley told me not to make it long by including the story of Hull's, I thought I might throw in a few nuggets of informative gold here.

Hull's Drive-In has been part of Lexington's local heritage for nearly 60 years. It was closed in 1999 before the community saved it. Today, it is the only non-profit drive-in theatre in the USA. It still features the drive-in classics (car speakers, fresh food concession stand, double-feature films, and a fun drive-in experience). It was named "One of America's 10 Great Places to Cuddle" by USA Today.


  1. I have great memories of going to the drive-in in the 50's and watching Jerry Lewis movies in my pjs. Congrats to the people of Lexington for bringing it back. Great fun!

  2. I'm so jealous. We would love to take our kids to a drive-in, but there aren't any around here :(

  3. It reminds me of watching ET at the drive in Walkertown in the woody station wagon and eating oatmeal cream pies. But you don't remember that do you, Ash?

  4. This is so cute! I love Chuck on an outing like this! I can picture him getting all cute and excited and checking all the details- I hope he wasn't too stressed about the snacks that got left. I wish I could have been there- what a fun outing