GYRO Week 11 – Drive-In Movie Night

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I know we don’t normally encourage a movie night for a date, even at home, but this one is different. The idea is to pick a really bad, B-rated movie. Believe me, they’re out there. I found one site that lists the Top 10 B-rated movies trailers of all time. Now that’s some really bad publicity, isn’t it?

Why pick a movie that’s bad? The answer is simple–because you have no intention of watching it! 😉

Set up your living/family/media room to where a love seat or small sofa is positioned front and center to your television. Make sure you have lots of cozy throws on hand. Pop some hot-buttered popcorn, open your favorite movie candy and soda then get comfy next to each other on the couch.

  • Start the movie.
  • Laugh at how stupid the whole thing is.
  • Feed your spouse some popcorn or candy.
  • Laugh some more.
  • Kiss your spouse on the ear, or any other body part that will take their mind off the bad production.

Do whatever you can to make sure this drive-in movie stands up to its reputation of fogging up the windows as you make your own music, so to speak.

If you’ve had the privilege of going to a real drive-in movie with your spouse, you’ll know how to make this a great night. If you haven’t even been to a drive-in movie, then make up your own interpretation on this date your spouse is sure to never forget!

NOTE: If you have a projection DVD player, you could even set up an outdoor theater in your backyard. Bring a blanket to lay on, and have a great night under the stars.

What’s the worst movie you’ve never watched together?

Taking part in the Challenge? Click on the GYRO Challenge button in the header and share with us what you did under Week #11. 

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About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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8 Responses to GYRO Week 11 – Drive-In Movie Night

  1. francenestanley says:

    Hehe. This is a fun idea. I remember the real drive-in movies back in the 60’s. Watching a movie that way was such fun.


    • Debi Walter says:

      Yes, they were a lot of fun. I miss being able to pack up a picnic and go enjoy a movie together. Now we have Popcorn Flicks in the Park where we bring our chairs, blankets and citronella candles to watch a movie out under the stars without the car! Sad thing is, there’s no fooling around out in the open air! 🙂


  2. melody says:

    Haha. This is AWESOME! My husband and i went on our first date to a drive in. I think this is the BEST idea ever…he would get a kick out of this. Thank you!


    • Mentor Mom says:

      Thanks for sharing the link, Melody. 🙂 Great post! We loved to go to the drive-in in the early 80’s. My husband drove a delivery van for work. We would put a love seat in the delivery van and back into the movie spot, open up the back door of the van, and kick back on the love seat with a quart of ice cream from our favorite drive-in restaurant.

      Fun Memories!


      • Debi Walter says:

        Oh my, that sounds like a wonderful date! You can recreate all of it in your living room, with the exception of the delivery van. 😉 Love the quart of ice cream treat too! Perfect for a hot evening under the stars.


    • Debi Walter says:

      You’re welcome. We hope you can recreate some of the sparks of that first date, but the good news is there is nothing “off-limits”. Have fun!!!


  3. I should do this! My best friend and I definitely watched some of those B movies in college. I’m going to see if I can find Creature from the Black Lagoon or something like that to watch with my hubby.


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