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11 Essentials You Should Be Bringing With You To The Drive-In

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view! If you're heading to the movies this fall, don't forget to fill up at Phillips 66® on the way.

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So you've decided to kick it old school and head to the drive-in.

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You're going to have so much fun — as long as your car is properly stocked!

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1. First of all, let's make sure everyone is comfy and cozy with a special lap blanket.

Maybe you even go the extra mile and bring one that's movie themed?
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Maybe you even go the extra mile and bring one that's movie themed?

2. If you have a 4x4 or flatbed truck, why not throw some pillows in the trunk and set up a comfy lounge space?

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The kiddos will love it too!

3. If you're going to watch from outside the car, get a little closer with this two-person collapsable bench!

It's so much cuter than separate lawn chairs.
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It's so much cuter than separate lawn chairs.

4. A travel version of your favorite game will help pass the time if you arrive super early.

No one really pays attention to previews anyway.
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No one really pays attention to previews anyway.

5. Don't forget... All! The! Snacks!

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As long as you're not breaking the rules, popping your own stove-top popcorn at home is not only delicious and cheap, it'll help get everyone excited for the big night out!

6. Also, some places allow grills, which means you can bring s'mores fixins!

How cool would it be to roast marshmallows in front of the big screen?
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How cool would it be to roast marshmallows in front of the big screen?

7. Of course you'll be thirsty. Keep your drinks cool by bringing your favorite koozie with ya...

If you're seeing a classic like Ghostbusters, go all out and concoct a movie-themed green drink that represents Slimer.
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If you're seeing a classic like Ghostbusters, go all out and concoct a movie-themed green drink that represents Slimer.

8. ...or on a cool night, make sure your hot chocolate stays toasty in a customizable thermos.

It'll warm you up, even with the windows down.
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It'll warm you up, even with the windows down.

9. Baby wipes are key to quick cleanups after food or soda spills.

Which will inevitably happen.
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Which will inevitably happen.

10. For old times' sake, no trip to the drive-in is complete with out a very special pair of fuzzy dice.

"C'mon, lucky number seven!"
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"C'mon, lucky number seven!"

11. And of course, don't forget to pack as many friends as you can (legally) fit in the car!

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