Sorry I'm just getting around to a review, long week.
We went last weekend and had a very good time in a lovely setting on the supermoon night! It really is built in their back yard and they hire a lot of nice local kids to help them run it, as well as their own kids. We saw The Avengers and John Carter and the sound was clear and the picture was sharp. The other screen was showing The Lorax and The Three Stooges and the screens do not interfer with each other. There was a lot of people just walking around and playing games off to the side, kids stuff mostly, cornhole and bolo, but there's a sand volleyball pit right in front of the screen. Lots of people had chairs and were sitting around their cars for the show, tho it got a biy nipply, lol.
They charge a nominal fee of $4 per car to bring in your own food, which I thought was reasonable. Their food was typical drive-in food, so eat early rather than later for the best quality. The popcorn was well-buttered and the porta-johns were clean and fairly plentiful. They sell-out every weekend, so get there early for the best pick of parking. They will also reserve you a spot for $10 extra, mostly right down front(I think you get to pick which one you want when you reserve, tho not sure), if you need to arrive later than prudent.
ok, that's it..nice setting, nice people, good time. :)
Was John Carter as bad as they say it was?
Was John Carter based on Gor Alternate Earth?
John Carter was pretty good. Not great but I definitely enjoyed it. It just suffered from over exposure of horribly done marketing.
Will have to google for this drive-in :) I'm a big fan and went to the one on Navarre tonight actually to see Dark Shadows (rocked). Afraid it's going to suffer a similar fat as John Carter though, the trailers made it look to campy when in reality it's pretty close to Tim Burtons style, with a little well placed jokes, but comedy wasn't it's big theme. A lot better than his last two flicks, which made me happy.
Linecrosser: John Carter is based on "The Princess of Mars", if you're into e-books all of them are available for free via Project Gutenberg, and for Kindle owners they are in the market there as well for free. Same author that's famous for Tarzan.
nana: forgot to ask, do they have speakers you put in your window or broastcast on FM? You mentioned clear sound so guessing those little boxes which would be a trip down memory lane :)
INC, it's FM. They have PVC pipe with little signs for markers so that you can line your car up right, and the spots are kinda tight, no room for speaker poles.
The author is Edgar Rice Burroughs. John Carter was ok, but I'm not a movie watcher really, so I can't compare it to other movies or anything, and I never read the books. It seemed like a cross between Star Wars and Avatar to me.