January 20, 2009

West Wind Scottsdale 6 Drive-In

This past weekend, I did something I haven’t done in a few years. And I have certainly never done it in the month of January. What I did, was check out a move at a drive-in. Actually, I saw two movies for the price of one. Even better…

The Experience

The West Wind Scottsdale 6 drive-in is a pretty cool place. They have six screens all laid out in a circle type pattern and had a really good selection of movies. The price was $6.25 per adult, but this included two movies. It was even cheaper than seeing one movie at a movie theater.

Overall, this place had a lot of positives.. First off, it’s nice being able to pack a cooler and bring your own food. It’s also nice to be able to lay back in your car with some blankets and not have to listen to screaming children in the background. During the first movie, I even sat outside for a few minutes since the weather was nice. We had no problems finding a good place to park and the movie was pretty clear on the screen.

The only negative I can think of was the sound. During the second movie, the radio was picking up some static but it went away. It seems like the radio is better in certain places depending on where you park. If you keep that in mind when you are driving around, you will be fine.

Now I’ll give you a quick review of the two movies I saw.

Seven Pounds

I really enjoy Will Smith movies and this one was pretty good. I believe it was made by the same people that did The Pursuit To Happiness so it did have a little bit of the same feel. However, this was a much more dramatic and sad movie than that one was. Even reading the synopsis for this movie bummed me out.

After seeing it, I would definitely recommend seeing it. It’s a little long but the ending is where it all comes together.

Gran Torino

The main reason we went to the drive-in was to see this movie. I had seen previews in the theater for this movie and it looked great. As it turns out, it was even better than that. The movie was awesome. Clint Eastwood was amazing in this movie. It is true that movie is pretty racist and does have a lot of foul language in it. However, the movie is very entertaining has sends a strong message.

I would recommend this to anyone going to the movies. It’s a great flick and easily once of the best ones I have seen in the last 6 months.

A Great Place To Spend A Saturday Night

Overall, going to the drive-in is a great place to spend a Friday or Saturday night. It’s cheap and it’s a great alternative to going to the bar. Next time around, we plan on picking up a pizza and eating that while we are there. So just plan ahead and bring something to drink and some food. That way you will save a lot of money.

4 thoughts on “West Wind Scottsdale 6 Drive-In

  1. Jenn

    I really wish there were more drive-in theaters around. Even better, I wish they had grass so you could sit down on a blanket to watch the movies. I guess that type of thing is gone for good

  2. LisaNewton

    I knew I was getting older when I was talking to one of my students about the movies. I referred to Paul Newman, and they asked, “Who is Paul Newman?”

    It’s great to see that older actors like Clint Eastwood are still making great movies.

  3. Andy@eBay

    In some places I hear Drive In theatres are making a come back. Seems the boomers want to take their grandchildren to a drive-in. I remember going to a few when I was a kid.



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