The drive-in is a classic part of summer. If you’re looking to relive your childhood, follow these easy drive-in movie tips for a fun, carefree night with the whole family.
Going to the drive-in isn’t the same as going to a movie theater. You’re allowed to get out of your seat and play around, so it’s a good idea to bring stuff to do for your kids.
Bring Warm Clothes
You’ll probably get to the drive-in before dark, while it’s still hot outside, but once the sun sets you’ll get chilly fast. Make sure you have sweatshirts and blankets to keep you warm after the sun goes down.
It’s summer, and you’re going to be in the middle of a big open field at the drive-in. You definitely need to bring bug spray, especially if you want to keep your kids from getting eaten up by mosquitos.
Have a Way to Listen
You can tune into the movie’s audio with your radio, but that means you’ll have your car battery running the whole two hours you’re there. If you’d rather play it safe, bring a portable, battery-charged radio for easy listening.
Eating and Getting Rid of Food
You’re going to be at the drive-in for a while, so don’t forget to bring snacks. But make sure you have a garbage bag to get rid of chip bags, plastic bottles, paper plates, and napkins.
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All you need for the drive-in theater is a ticket for entry and a comfortable, spacious vehicle from Bill Roberts Chevrolet. But you can enhance any trip to the drive-in with some extra supplies. Here are five things to bring to the drive-in theater this summer.
Many drive-in theaters will only accept cash at the concession stand and/or the front gate. Bring plenty of cash with you so that you’ll have enough for snacks and refreshments throughout the night.
If you want prime seating options, you’ll want to arrive to the drive-in early. If this is your plan, make sure to bring activities to keep people entertained while you’re waiting for the movie to begin, like coloring books, Frisbee, or a football.
A Portable Radio
Drive-in theaters broadcast the sound to the movies through FM radio signals. You can use the radio in your car for this, but if you prefer sitting outside you’ll need a portable radio to hear the audio.
You might be happy to spend the entire movie inside of your car. But, if it’s a clear night it’s also enjoyable to sit outside in the open and watch the movie from there. Bring lawn chairs for everyone for an easy second seating option.
Blankets and Pillows
Summer nights can drop to pleasant chilly temperatures. A light blanket and a few throw pillows will ensure that everyone stays cozy throughout the movie.
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Before the true winter season hits, you’ll want to get out and enjoy Bolivar. Here are some of the best things to do to enjoy the last of that fall weather.
Seek out events where you can find some original Bolivar food trucks, like the “Not’cho Ordinary Taco Truck”–a serious crowd pleaser. Hawaiian Surf ‘n Turf Taco and the Never Fake Cheesesteak are some favorites.
Dunnegan Memorial Park
Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery while it’s here at this beautiful park. There are ample picnic spots as well as winding paths around its small lake. Plus, even when it does get cold, you can drive around the park for its Christmas light show.
Want to cook local? It’s easy with the Farmer’s Market, which is open every Saturday from 8am until noon. Here, you’ll be able to find locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, jams, and meats. Even if you’re not looking for food, you can find other items to buy local, like handmade soaps.
No matter what the weather is like in Bolivar, there are always unique fall weather activities around Bolivar to do. While the weather is still crisp, and not yet cold, try to enjoy the great outdoors in the seat of a new Chevy from Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick.
Halloween is fun for a number of reasons: the scary movies, the haunted houses, the bobbing for apples, and of course the costumes. But let’s face it; you can only dress as a sheet ghost so many times. Get creative this year and let your automotive love mingle with the Halloween spirit. These car-related Halloween costumes will impress at any spooky party.
Race Car Driver
If you’ve always wanted to be a race car driver, now is the time to embody that personality. It’s easy to find colorful, patterned clothes that will work for this, and you can glue/pin on some fake printed patches. Carry around a steering wheel or a checkered flag and you’re good to go.
Used Car Salesman
Halloween is the perfect opportunity to poke a little fun at silly stereotypes. Comb that hair over, find the tackiest suit you can at your local thrift store, and put on a big smile as the finishing touch. Just be sure to tell your friends that the folks at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick aren’t really like that!
If you need something last-minute to wear, you can easily create a road sign costume using some cardboard, paint, and string to tie it on. Make your sign a traditional one, or come up with your own party-themed road sign to fit the evening’s energy.
If you use one of these ideas, we would love to see it. Send us a picture!
This time of year, we often think of spring cleaning by organizing a cluttered closet or washing the dusty drapes. But what about your car? Making time to spring clean your vehicle can be a great way to get a like-new driving experience you’ll enjoy well into the fall. Here are some helpful tips compiled by our cleanliness experts at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.
During the winter, road salt and other debris can build up under your car or on the sides. This grime eventually causes corrosion. Make your first spring cleaning task a stop at a car wash with a pressure washer so you can clean off that grime.
Start by using a towel to remove dirt and dust from the surfaces of your vehicle’s interior. A foam art brush from your local craft store works well to get into tight spaces. Next, use a shop vac to vacuum up debris and dust from your upholstery and floors. Afterward, you can take your floor mats and throw them in the washing machine while you use a damp towel to wash down your seats.
It’s important to keep windows clean for optimum visibility. Wash both the insides and outsides of your windows with glass cleaner. Spring is also a great time to replace your wiper blades for clean, streak-free windshield wiping.
Spring officially begins on March 20th. Here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet in Missouri, that means warmer temperatures, sunnier days, and beautiful colors blooming everywhere you look. If you’re ready to kick winter to the curb, here are five ways you can celebrate spring.
Have a Family Reunion
In Japan, they celebrate the Vernal Equinox with family gatherings and by visiting the graves of loved ones.
Visit Ancient Sites
Monuments like Stonehenge in England and others were built by ancient civilizations to align with the sun during events like the Equinox. This would be an ideal time to visit this iconic location.
Learn the Story Behind the Easter Bunny
The Easter bunny’s roots trace back to a Saxon tale about the goddess Eostre. In the story, she found an injured bird and transformed into a rabbit to save its life. However, the transformation was not complete and the rabbit continued to lay eggs, which it then decorated as gifts for Eostre.
Take a Trip to Mexico
If you visit the El Castillo pyramid on the spring equinox, you can watch the Shadow Snake descend down the pyramid with the setting sun.
Take care of the Earth
Take some time to beautify the world around you. Clean up trash or do some planting.
What will you be doing to celebrate spring?