Saturday, December 6, 2008

Madagascar @ the Drive-in Theater

How often do you watch movies in the theater? Before we have Akesha we always have time to go to the movie theater and watch a movie. Since we have her we no longer have time to go to the movie theater. It is hard to bring her inside the theater because she will get cranky and she will ruin the show. :) Few months ago I mentioned to hubby that I would like to go to the drive-in theater. This way we can bring Akesha with us, and we just stay in the car. So we went to the drive-in theater last Sunday.
Then we decided to watch the "
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". I thought it was cool to watch it and ate our dinner inside the car. We all enjoyed the movie. We thought it was funny.

If you are wondering what is a "drive-in theater" here is the info:
A drive-in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles. The screen can be as simple as a wall that is painted white, or it can be a complex steel truss structure with a complex finish. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars. Some drive-in theater managers added children's playgrounds between the screen and the first row of cars. Others even went as far as adding miniature railroads, merry-go-rounds, and miniature golf courses. Concrete patios for lawn chairs were available at some drive-in theaters, as well as indoor seating for the concession stand.

Originally, a movie's sound was provided by speakers on the screen and later by an individual speaker hung from the window of each car, which would be attached by a wire. This system was superseded by the more economical and less damage-prone method of broadcasting the soundtrack at a low output power on AM or FM Radio to be picked up by a car radio. This method also allows the soundtrack to be picked up in stereo by the audience on an often high fidelity stereo installed in the car instead of monaural through a simple speaker.

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