Oh! I forgot to tell you about an encounter at the park yesterday–some lady was oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over how pretty M is and she exclaimed, “What kind of a night did you two have when you made her!?!” Wow, that’s super-awkward. Especially when you’re standing there next to your parents. We just smiled and I clutched W like, oh my gosh, is it possible to make someone go away just through mental telepathy? Eventually she wandered off.
A friend recently reminded my moms’ group of another seasonal activity–the drive-in movie theater. Her favorite is the Malta Drive-In, which currently has the most family-friendly drive-in movies in the area, along with the Hi-Way Drive-In, at least among those that I found.
I know that some others have had success bringing their baby to a drive-in theater just to watch grown-up shows. Since you’re in your own vehicle, you don’t have to stress about baby babble annoying the other theater-goers, and you can easily get up and walk around if necessary. We tried this ourselves and failed miserably–I can’t remember why, but I believe that a great deal of shrieking was involved. Also, the night that we went, it seemed that everyone else was there because they were allowed to smoke while watching a movie. Which is particularly difficult when you’re first-time parents with an innocent infant who doesn’t deserve to inhale all those toxic fumes. But I think that it might be worth a shot this year, now that both of the girls are adamantly pro-movie.
Anyway, here’s a list of some area drive-ins. . . please let me know if I’m missing any:
- Glen Drive-In in Queensbury–this one isn’t open for the season until later.
- Hathaway’s Drive-In in North Hoosick
- Hi-way Drive-In between Catskill & Coxsackie–has a family-friendly double feature
- Hollywood Drive-In in Averill Park
- Jericho Drive-In in Glenmont
- Malta Drive-In
This also tends to be a cheaper movie-watching option as well. Prices tend to be $3 to $4 for kids–especially excellent if you manage to get two movies in a row that you’d all like to see. Speaking of thrifty movie options, there’s also the Scotia Cinema, which I talked about before, if you are a newer reader.