I love going to the drive-in. There's nothing like watching a movie under the stars and enjoying snacks--or even dinner--from the concession stand; drive-in theaters have the BEST concession stands.

Of course, most drive-ins are only open from late spring until early fall. But not ALL of them.


The Sauerbeck Family Drive-In in LaGrange KY extends its hours of operation well beyond when most drive-ins close for the season. It's a relatively NEW theater, to boot. From the drive-in's website:

LaGrange, Kentucky is the proud home to one of the newest Drive-In Theatres in the country!  With state of the art 4k digital projection, a GIANT 98 foot diagonal screen (1,176 inch) and FM transmitted sound, the presentation will bring the thrill of Hollywood to Bluegrass.

This is from just two years ago:



I also wondered what an outdoor viewing experience in late fall would FEEL like; I've been at the Holiday Drive-In in the middle of JULY and needed a coat when I got around to that second feature.

But so what. If you want to visit a drive-in theater in November, you know the deal. And besides, you can stay in the warm comfort of your vehicle or bundle up outside and drink hot chocolate or coffee.

I think it sounds like a lot of fun to enjoy holiday releases in the same way we enjoy summer releases, and the Sauerbeck Drive-In ensures there are plenty of Christmas movies to enjoy. In fact, every Wednesday in November they show holiday movies.


That line-up for the remainder of November includes A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Elf, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. And on November 25th, the Sauerbeck Drive-In will offer the Polar Express Experience.

I have friends who live in and around LaGrange, and this has proven to be a home run. But then again, any unique idea around the holidays is always welcome.

Who knows? Maybe this has ALREADY become one of your family's holiday traditions.

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