This past Friday, I finally saw a movie at my local drive-in theater, which I just love visiting as much as I can. My mom, sister, and I headed out to see the movie Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor as the title character. While the drive-in shows at least two movies, we had already seen the second movie (Ant-Man and the Wasp) so we opted just to stay for Christopher Robin. It was such a lovely film and it’s one that I will happily be buying when it releases.
Starlite Drive-In Theater
I know that drive-in theaters are pretty rare these days in the United States, but thankfully, I still have one fairly close to my house called Starlite Drive-In. I try and visit at least once every summer, so this past Friday was the first time I’ve been in 2018. I’d love to go one more time though as it’s definitely a fun experience.
Throughout the summer, they are open every day but Monday, but now it’s only open Friday-Sunday. Tickets are $8.75 for anyone 12 and over and that’s usually to see two movies – sometimes there will be three in one night! This is such a great deal as seeing just one movie in most theaters is $10 or $11. If you bring in outside food, you do have to pay $5, but that’s a good deal since they make so much of their money through concessions.
Ahh…concessions. They have some really great food at Starlite. This Friday we all got drinks, I got a soft pretzel, my mom got popcorn, and my sister got popcorn and twizzlers and everything was super yummy. I saw on their menu they have grilled cheese donuts this year and I need to go back just to get that.
Christopher Robin: A Movie Review
Christopher Robin is a movie that I think kids could see, but it’s not a typical kid movie. I really loved that it starts with Christopher Robin as a child playing in the woods with Winnie-the-Pooh and the gang. After this opening scene, we don’t see the animals for a little while, as we get to know who Christopher Robin is as an adult and how he’s become so focused on work, he misses out on a whole lot of play!
Eventually, Winnie-the-Pooh does show up again – this time in London – and he needs Christopher’s help finding the rest of his friends. Can I just say that you’ll probably tear up watching this movie? I know I definitely did, as well as my mom and sister. It’s really an emotional film. Winnie-the-Pooh and friends might be stuffed animals, of sorts, but they have real feelings and half of what Pooh says made me cry! I just wanted Christopher to go live in the woods and be with his friends again.
Christopher Robin: I’m not the person I used to be.
Winnie The Pooh: You saved us. You’re a hero.
Christopher Robin: I’m not a hero, Pooh. The fact is, I’m lost.
Winnie The Pooh: But I found you.
I loved when Christopher’s young daughter starts to play a larger part in the film. It’s almost like a young Christopher finding Hundred Acre Woods all over again, and it’s just beautiful.
I think this was a really well done film and I definitely want to own it on DVD when I can. I’d love to know what others have thought – have you seen it yet? If not, do you want to watch it? Let me know in the comments!