This pic of a women with her pumpkin doppelganger was emailed to me last night. It was sent from an anonymous email address, so I am not sure if this is supposed to be a warning to me about some pending pumpkin people invasion or just be a nice pic to share on Halloween. Either way its an awesome photo and would probably make a great e-card with the right font treatment. Just to play it safe though. I would stay away from all but the most sincere pumpkin patches this week.
Superman has always been larger then life, especially when he was a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here is a classic photo of the Kryptonian as he is marched down the avenue during a parade in the 1940s. Over the years, the Superman Balloon has resurfaced at the parade. But for my money, nothing beat the simplicity of this old school Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Superman Balloon.
I cannot tell you how many times I have attempted to go to a Drive-In movie theater over the years. Yet time and again, I am thwarted by weather or bad timing. It has been a dogs age since I have been able to park my car under the stars and enjoy a double feature (which is the equivalent of a religious experience for those of us who like the retro). Luckily for me, the stars finally aligned and on a trip to Wisconsin I was able to sit back and enjoy a nice evening of poor to average movies at the Skyway Drive-In.
The Skyway is a wonderfully maintained theater up in Door County that is run by Jeffrey and Dale Jacobson. They have done a great job of adding modern convenience, a crisp projection system and sound that can be heard on your AM and FM radio, while at the same time maintaining a retro vibe. To that end they still maintain external speakers in the first 4 rows of the theater, they have a great playground right below the screen for the kids and their snack bar is both delicious and affordable. That’s real butter they got there pal – no oily fakeness.
As for the movies I saw — well lets just say its nice I had my windows up on my car, so I could complain about the film as loudly as I wanted without disrupting my fellow movie goers. Another perk of the drive-in.
The Drive-In season is over, but I cannot wait to return next year. Hopefully I will see some of you there. Now for your viewing pleasure — I took some photos of the theater. Enjoy.
I love Retro Signage and I snap pics of them all the time. So I figure I would start sharing. Now I ask you, who wouldn’t want their car washed by an Octopus? You know with all those arms, he would do a good job.