Sunday, July 31, 2011

Americana deja vu


Time travel, that staple of science fiction debunked by science fact, is easily accomplished from Amherst with a 35 minute drive north up winding Rt 63 any clear summer evening--as long as it's on a weekend.

Like video rental stores, phone booths or typewriter repair shops, drive in movie theaters are an All-But-Dead breed. That did not, however, hinder the enjoyment for hundreds of folks of all ages who descended on the Northfield Drive In last night, one of only a few such outposts of family entertainment left in New England.

And you could not ask for a better feature attraction than "Captain America: The First Avenger."

Ah the good old days, when bad guys--all dressed in black--were really, really bad; and the good guy bedecked in red, white and blue, was especially virtuous. As usual our hero had perfect timing to save New York, his city of birth, from a devastating sneak attack.

Where oh where was Captain America ten year ago when New York City needed him most?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We LOVE the Northfield Drive In! And "Capt. America" is a great movie -- fabulous summer movie fare!

LarryK4 said...

Apparently a LOT of people love them. I tried to "friend" them on Facebook but couldn't because they "have too many friends" already.

Ed said...

Isn't it actually over the state line and in New Hampshire?

I know it is real close and my memory is that the screen actually is over the line and in the Free State.

Ironic...

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, they straddle Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Kind of like Big Y on University Drive is partly in Hadley and partly in Amherst.

dale said...

That is one of the greatest attractions in this area. The kids and I have been going for years. I sense an outing this weekend and they have been hounding me to go to the movies. A win/win situation all around!!

LarryK4 said...

I think 'Aliens & Cowboys' is playing next week. Heck, I may go back.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget your skeeter repellent.

Dale said...

I'll be there1 Get there early we'll be in the front row!