Night-before-last we visited the Galaxy Drive-In Theater in Ennis, Texas. It was the littles first time to ever visit a drive-in theater and we were very worried about how they might act being in a vehicle for a double feature. We arrived and the lines were crazy-long. By the time we arrived to the ticket booth to pay our $18 entrance fee for two showtimes there were a few people who were being rude to the ladies in the booth. Somehow, their screen numbers got mixed up and they weren’t at the correct movie when it started. I understand being somewhat upset, but things happen. We paid and drove to Screen 1 for the double feature of The Nut Job and Frozen. The Nut job was funny enough to even make B quite a bit.
When it was intermission time, Little Girl asked to use the restroom. We visited the restroom and I was appalled at how many grown women kept jumping in front of our daughter to use the restroom. They would be at the opposite door and would run to the next available stall rather than let our daughter who stood waiting patiently use the stall when it was her “turn.”
Finally, there was a teen-aged girl at the opposite door and she motioned for Little Girl to run to a stall she was close to at the opposite side of the room. After we finally got her hand cleaned and dried she wanted a snack. We went to the concession stand and chose a large bucket of popcorn for $5.50, a soda for $1.50 and a hot cocoa for $2.00. They also offer cotton candy, nachos, burger, chicken sandwiches and many other fares of snacks.
The drive-in theater offers old-fashioned speakers which can be placed inside of your vehicle or if you choose to bring chairs, you can hang it from the arm rest like many movie-goers chose to do.
Overall, I enjoyed Frozen the most out of our two-movie-date-night. Little Girl is very strong-willed, independent, and determined to do things on her own. She reminded me so much of Anna which is funny because she and the heroine of the movie share the same name. She was very engaged throughout the movie and really surprised me by her ability to inference outcomes that occurred throughout the movie. The teacher in my used it as a teachable moment and I would ask her to explain how she knew those outcomes were possible. She would explain in detail what had occurred during the movie and what was currently happening. I wouldn’t tell her if she was correct or not, instead I would say “Let’s find our if you’re right.” When it turned out that she was, she would face me and say “See Mommy, I told ‘ya!” Of course Little Girl says she likes Elsa better. Little Boy likes Kristoff and both enjoyed Olaf. I like that Anna become very independent and was determined to save her sister, rather than rely on a male figure to do it for her!
It made me so happy that she was able to make connections throughout the movie to help her predict the outcome. I do have to admit, at the end I was crying. Little Boy and Little Girl started getting sleepy and then it was time for a 45 minute drive home. We arrived home after midnight and the littles hit the hay later than they have since they were babies.
Yesterday, the kids cut out and pasted together a build your own snowman activity of Olaf. Last night they both “sneaked” a Kleenex to use as a cover so that their very own Olaf could be their “best friend” at bed time and sleep along-side them.
If you would like, I’ve included the following Frozen printables and activities which you can download and print for your own enjoyment with your littles!
Simply click on each link above or right-click and open in a new tab or window to print the PDF files.
I hope your new year is going well and that it continues to do so!