Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Free? Did someone say free?!

It’s summer, which means free drive-in movie night at the Millwoods mall!
Much to our dismay, they were showing Disney’s Earth. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's not a very interesting movie for either of us. We considered leaving and coming back for the next one, but since this was the first one we've been to, we decided to stay and see whether it was actually worth coming back for.
When someone decided it was time to bring out their laser pointer, we really started to enjoy the film. And while James Earl Jones calmly narrated the story of a polar bear mother and cubs, the laser pointed and jiggled all over the screen. Wait, ok, that’s not the best part. The best part was this rather large, biker-looking dude in a very festive Mexican poncho who decided he had had enough of the laser pointer. He was storming around swearing that if he caught the laser pointer guy he’d “drag him outta there by the hair.” We dubbed him the Poncho Police. It was too funny. The pointer would appear and he would come charging from his vehicle, only to have the pointer disappear again. This went on for a good 10 minutes. It's really hard to take someone seriously when they're wearing a poncho.
They’re playing Up next week and we’re definitely going to that. It’s free, the sound is great (we had the radio tuned to the station for a bit, but realized we didn’t need it at all), the picture is great (getting there early is a pain but worth it), and Up is relatively new with great reviews. I’m really looking forward to it!

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