Nice Night For A Movie

Why aren’t you going to the movies tonight? Film attendance is falling off big-time everywhere, and Nashville is no exception. With spring technically here (don’t judge by the thermometer, gang…), the nice people of Watertown have solved most of your movie-going dilemmas.

So, why aren’t you going to the movies?

1. Too Expensive
At the Stardust Drive-In, $6.00 buys two movies for an adult. Kids are only $3.00. That’s more than 50% less than traditional theatres.

2. All the ads are awful
Last time I was at Stardust the only ads were for the drive-in itself, the concession stand and trailers for upcoming features.

3. Noisy and rude patrons
What better way to avoid this than taking along your own permanent bubble of quiet? In your car no one kicks your seat*, no one bumps your knees on their way to the bathroom and you don’t hear the rude talkie-loos ruining key plot points.

4. The films themselves are too loud
When you listen to the movie over your car’s stereo, like you do at Stardust, YOU control the volume. No more do you have to fear being deafened by cinematic explosions and car chases.

5. The concessions are too expensive, and they suck.
The Stardust has pretty decent concessions. It’s not all popcorn and jujubees–you can get hamburgers, pizza, chicken fingers. Check out the menu. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. OR….bring your own food in from outside. Load up with subs from Jersey Mike’s, pizza from Papa John’s, or your own home-fried chicken. All Stardust asks is that you pay a “food permit fee”–something like $4.00 per car to bring in as much food from the outside as you like. So pack a picnic and enjoy!

6. *Baby Sitters are too expensive
$3.00 a kid, and it’s a mini-vacation. What could be more cool for the kids than a DRIVE-IN?! It’s a big treat. And you can always pack pillows and blankets for the inevitable back-seat nap during the second feature.

So what are you waiting for? Catch a movie, Nashville.

3 Comments so far

  1. malia (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 12:37 pm


  2. Kate O' (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    Ouch. They’re killing me with that web site.

    But I joined their email list and look forward to checking it out sometime. Thanks for the tip!

  3. SistaSmiff (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 9:14 pm

    Somebody was telling me recently that just over the Kentucky line is a fabulous drive in theater, sounds much like the Watertown one.

    I have never been to a drive in movie. Crazy, I know, but, there were none in Brentwood in the olden days. There was one way up there in Franklin on Columbia Pike, but, that was years and years ago.

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