Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Kathy_A: What's your earliest moviegoing memory?

My earliest moviegoing memory is being dressed up in my footie pajamas and carried out to the backseat of my parents' car with a couple of toys and books to keep me occupied, until I fell asleep while they took in a movie at the drive-in.

It was a pretty ingenious way for young parents to have a night out without having to pay a babysitter, and I have fond, if vague, memories of drifting off to sleep across the bench seat of the car to the sounds of a drive-in movie, pumped through a crackly speaker affixed to the driver's side window.

This, of course, was long before the days of carseats for older toddlers. And radio-broadcast drive-ins. And Netflix. LOL.

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