That was the longest movie of our lives.
With all the chaos in the world and the social distancing happening, my husband and I have been itching to get outside the house. We’ve been quarantining inside for months, so we were desperate for socialization. Thankfully, our neighborhood decided to host a community drive in the theater on a Friday night, which we were thrilled about. The makeshift theater was only a one minute drive from our house, but we were looking forward to it all week. My husband and I got all dressed up and packed the car with plenty of wine and snacks. However, in all the excitement, neither of us considered what it would actually be like, sitting in a car with no AC running in the middle of July. As soon as we shut the car off and rolled down the windows, we were hit with thick humidity and sweat. Only 30 minutes into the movie, and we were completely out of water and we were fanning ourselves with takeout menus. Out of respect, we couldn’t turn our car on to run the AC because it would make too much noise. We also couldn’t leave, because we were parked in. We were forced to sit in the heat. That was the longest movie of our lives. The second the credits started rolling, my husband started the car and cranked down the AC. Our neighborhood said the drive in theater was so much of a success, that they’re planning on showing a movie every Friday night for the rest of the summer. We won’t be going anymore until the weather gets cooler.