Drive-in Movie on Saturday Night

Everyone welcome, drive on in!

Don’t wait until dark when the show begins

Bring the kids and bring grandma too

A single car price for the entire crew

Drive-in movie on a Saturday night

Previews begins promptly at twilight

If you’re on a date, don’t be late

Grab a spot in the back; hurry! Don’t wait!

Others on the hunt; take the family up front

Find that perfect spot in the parking lot

Then settle in ‘cause you beat the lines

The summertime crowd is feeling fine

There’s cars waiting bumper to bumper

With smiling faces in every window

In the booth tonight, a double feature

Frightening tale of a green swamp creature

But first be sure you’ll see one for the kids

Full of guaranteed laughter and tickled ribs

So, park your car and have some fun

But keep an eye on the setting sun

Attach your speaker to the window ledge

The new stereo sound is cutting edge

Children laughing, baby’s napping

Mom and Dad relaxing, jokes ‘a cracking

Pass the popcorn ‘cause we’re doing fine

The concession booth and its lengthy line

Drive-in movie; what could be better?

Giant screen for our viewing pleasure

Watching the boys chatting, girls passing

Drinking soda pop, eating candy rocks

Socializing, advertising, glamorizing

At last the sound of the projection machine

And all eyes turn toward the silver screen

 

 

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

3 thoughts on “Drive-in Movie on Saturday Night

  • June 6, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Great memories of when I was a kid. Used to go with Mum and Dad on weekends, and when a teenager in Dad’s care. A shame they hardly exist any more. I think there’s still one in our state. Time’s change but they were good memories. Nicely penned Ralph and a great time recalled. Cheers

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  • June 6, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    So wonderful to recall those fun memories. Your excellent phrases bring it all back with your delightful, unique style, Ralph. Well done.

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