summer up: movie night.
ahhhh, summer’s coming and the livin’ is easy. but you know what i really miss? drive-in theatres. my family and i used to go a lot. my mum would pack a picnic dinner and my brother and i would huddle in our sleeping bags in the back of the country squire station wagon to watch some great summer flick with my parents up front in command of those staticky old drive-in stereo speakers that attached to the car window. about the next best thing i could come up with was a summer movie night — but let’s make it an an outdoor summer movie night.
so, to make things cozy, we laid out some fun vintage picnic blankets, grabbed some colorful mis-matched patio chairs and strung a white sheet from an old clothesline with clothing pins. we hung some globe lights for ambience and set up a projector. so many good movies to choose from for a summer movie night: moonrise kingdom, the graduate, or maybe the ever-inspiring amelie. and then of course, the movie snacks! you gotta have milk duds, and junior mints, good & plenty and naturally, red vines. and it goes without saying you must have fresh popped movie popcorn, and everyone needs their own darn bag! don’t forget the beverages — we made ours festive with a tub of fun colored sodas and homemade lemonade in a vintage-inspired dispenser jar. now we’re set. all we need is for the lights in the sky to fade and the projector to do its magic. perfect stay at home, summer movie night.
• all photos by victoria smith, sfgirlbybay.