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27 June 2011

The Northfield (Massachusetts) Drive-In: more fun than people should be allowed to have with their pants on, and snack bar food that should have been outlawed in 1981

This Coming Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - July 1st, 2nd & 3rd
at the Northfield Drive-In

Now Playing

Rain or shine! Come join us for for an evening of clean, fun filled, family entertainment! Don't forget to visit the Snack Bar! You may click on the movie title to visit the movie website!

Cars 2

Shown first at 8:50

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - July 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Rated G Animation/Adventure

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Larry the Cable Guy
Owen Wilson
Michael Caine
Emily Mortimer
Eddie Izzard
John Turturro

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Shown second

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - July 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Rated PG-13 Action/Adventure

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Johnny Depp
Penélope Cruz
Geoffrey Rush
Ian McShane

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patfromch said...

Cars 2 might be fun with the kids. The only reason to watch the other movie would be Penelope Cruz. Not that Johnny Depp is not a good actor, I just can't stand these bloody Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Anything else interesting at the summer box office we can look forward to in the fall ?

Vleeptron Dude said...

Well, here's how the Drive-In works ... the first movie of the double-feature is an innocent, cute kiddie movie (like Cars 2). By the time it's over, the little kiddies are supposed to be asleep, so the second movie is a little more Adult -- boobs, French kissing, disgusting faux violence.

Johnny Depp managed to turn a Disneyland Theme Park Ride into 4 huge movie blockbusters.

Disney tried to do the same thing with "The Haunted Mansion" ride starring Eddie Murphy. 8 people paid money to see it, and they never made a sequel.

S.W.M.B.O. taught college in the Cayman Islands. Naturally for the tourists they had this fake pirate ship with the skull-and-crossbones flag and some fake pirates.

But the permanent residents of the Caymans hated it. Pirates were not Halloween fun candy to them. They had traditional family memories of looting, raping, pillaging, murder, terror. 2 or 3 centuries later, and pirates still weren't cute to the Caymanians.

I'll see if I can find the rest of the summer schedule of the Northfield Drive-In somewhere. I am telling you, a night at the Northfield is just wonderful, unhealthy fun!

Vleeptron Dude said...

Okay, Northfield Drive-In shows first-run movies, but I think they don't know which ones they can get a week in advance. The website doesn't show what's playing July 8 or any weekend after that. I phoned and just got a recording with this weekend's movies. Grrrrrr.

patfromch said...

Mhh, no good movies around according to the IMDB box Office list. maybe later during the summer, some real cool popcorn blockbuster of olden days would be nice. Y' know, like Indiana Jones or summit like that. you don't have to think too hard, just watch and have a good time while your senses and intellect will still be tickled somehow. I don't mean Gone in 60 sec, I mean good popcorn movies.

One movie I could imagine watching at a drive-in would be American Graffiti. But apparently they don't make movies like that nowdays.

Vleeptron Dude said...

If you liked Candy Clark as "Debbie Dunham" in "American Graffiti," check her out as the younger crazier wilder Sternwood sister in the Robert Mitchum re-make of "The Big Sleep." The movie itself can be a bore, but whenever Candy appears on the screen, all the fire alarms and emergency sirens go off.

And in one scene the Bogart version didn't dare to show, there's Candy sittin' in a big comfy chair wearing her beautiful smile.

Jeez I wish the Northfield Drive-In would let me pick the movies just one weekend!

Oh, while I got you on the line -- have you seen Werner Herzog's new "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"? Look for it in the big cities, because he shot it in 3D, but only a very few cinemas are equipped to show it in 3D. But it will blow your mind in 2D. Or 1D. Just go see it.

patfromch said...

i did see encounters at the End of the World, wihc was absolutely brill ! since as a Gouldian I am fascinated ba yll things arctic this was most interesting ! also a must-see.

Hmm what would I pick if I could run the theare for a weekend ?

pre-movie Max Fleischer Superman cartoon
Kids & adults: Toy Story 3 was supposed to be good, have not seen it yet
Main movie: American Graffiti
Nocturne: Blade Runner

Saturday will be a bit more sinister
pre-movie: a few Pixar shorts
Kids & adults: Monsters vs Aliens
Main movie: A good remake of Westworld would be very sweet
Nocturne: Brazil

heck, the choices are endless, i could even imagine a theme night.

btw that Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland any good ?

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