Here’s a short list of movies I’ve seen at The Admiral Twin: Batman, Batman Returns, Lethal Weapon 3, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, two out of five Mission: Impossibles (I saw the latest one last night), and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. A few years ago I saw Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders there, which is actually where part of the movie was shot. I think they show it every year alongside Rumble Fish.
Last night I saw two shooting stars, ate two hot dogs with a pretzel, and discovered the best movie theater popcorn in Tulsa. I’m not even kidding. I’ve seen AMC Theaters drag their pre-popped (read: stale) popcorn into the concession area in a giant trash bag and everywhere else I’ve had popcorn in the last ten or so years has disappointed. The Twin’s popcorn tastes the way I remember it when I was a kid.
Yes, the visual quality of an outdoor movie is pretty sorry and the sound is merely acceptable, but if that bothers you, you’re missing the point. Two of the greatest pleasures in life are cars and movies. It only makes sense to combine them.
I scheduled this post to go up around midnight and by then I’ll be at my second double-feature this weekend, this one paying tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper. It’s been a long time since my friends put on an outdoor movie, so I’m stoked. You probably already guessed what the first movie is (if you really need a hint, see the video above). The second movie is Hell Comes to Frogtown. I’ve always wanted to see it, though I’m not entirely certain I haven’t, so it’s going to be a good night.