The old timey feeling of drive in theaters is charming, but there comes a time when it's time to update things just a little bit. My husband and I love drive ins, which is why we chose to spend our first night in the Dells at Big Sky. We were thrilled at having the option to select from two different movie set options. When we got to the actual facility however, we were a bit disappointed. We were hoping to catch the first movie on one screen and then watch the second on the other, but found out upon arrival that you had to pick one screen and stick with it whether or not you liked the other movie or you'd get kicked out. I understand that this is done to protect the viewing quality of movies that are not quite finished, but it still was disappointing. The biggest turnoff was that the screens seemed to be the original screens from the opening of the drive in 50+ years ago--just whitish (and one yellowish) boards nailed onto a backdrop to create a smaller screen than other drive ins we've been to with lines between said boards that are noticeable throughout the film. The toilets in the bathrooms did have running water, but the door locks on the stalls were latch hooks. Not a deal breaker, but something I wasn't quite used to. The screens need an update, though. Decent concession stand prices were a plus. A side note: If you're not from the area this may not occur to you, but if you're considered stopping by the drive in for goodness sake BRING THE BUG SPRAY! You will be miserable if you don't.
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