Nestled against the Fort Collins foothills, in the shadow of Horsetooth Reservoir and that big Aggie â€œA,â€ sits the Holiday Twin Theatre.
However, Holiday Twin isnâ€™t a normal, air-conditioned, cookie-cutter theater; itâ€™s one of a dying breed â€“â€“ the drive-in.
You see, in the 1950s there were more than 4,000 drive-in theaters across the United States. These parking lots-turned-cinema adventures symbolize the American way of life â€“â€“ the apple pie, muscle car, sock-hop, prosperous times.
Nowadays American culture is symbolized with double cheeseburgers, gas-guzzling SUVs and an endless stream of crap 24-hour news network TV. And the apple pie, well they sell those for a buck in something that resembles a deflated Hot Pocket.
But us Choice City residents are lucky. We can hearken back to those simpler days because we have a Holiday Twin.
Weâ€™re lucky because Fort Collins has one of the eight remaining Colorado drive-in theaters. In fact, the U.S. boasts now just more than 400 drive-in theaters.
Our past is quickly slipping away. If we donâ€™t latch on to what we have left, weâ€™re going to get stuck in the present, which looks like a bastardized version of the good life.
So pack up a blanket, some pillows, lawn chairs, whatever you need, and check out a drive-in.
Trust us, itâ€™s a slice of American pie that always goes down smoothly.