Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Summertime isn’t just beach time, it’s movietime!
When the temperature rises, what’s better than an air-conditioned escape to a world of adventure and romance and thrills and chills?
Movie-makers and theater operators have been coming up with new ways to draw us into the dark, cool confines of movie palaces like Grauman’s Chinese Theater since the early days of Hollywood.
Drive-in movies, parks and even lakes and resort swimming pools are in on the act. On hot, summer nights SurfWriter Girl Sunny’s family used to all pile into the station wagon and go to the drive-in. With five brothers and sisters it was a riot.
Kids growing up in the 1950s and 60s could make a whole day of it for 50-cents – with a double feature, cartoons, coming attractions, popcorn, and candy.
SurfWriter Girl Patti’s husband Greg’s favorite all-time movie getaways are Forbidden Planet and The Day The Earth Stood Still.
Patti’s parents knew Monty Schoedsack, the producer of King Kong, and she grew up hearing about the making of this blockbuster movie that set all attendance records for its day.
What’s summer without a scary movie monster to keep us glued to our theater seats…or inner tubes.
This summer look for 70-ft-long, sea monster Meg to ratchet up the excitement to a new level.
SurfWriter Girls can’t wait…for an endless summer of movies!
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