Aug 24, 2023

Isn't It Always The Same Question?

We just got home from the August Patreon screening at the drive-in, and this one was my favorite one yet.  Bruno from the front gate brought in his own 35mm print of a foreign film that was first released in 1998 before making its way over to the United States one year later.

Val's special dessert for the night was apple strudel with a generous helping of fresh cream.  Each one had a little German flag sticking out of it, which was our hint at what country produced the foreign film that we enjoyed last night.  I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to be, and my guess ended up being correct, but we never know for sure until it hits the big screen.

We're not allowed to share the name of the secret features that we get to watch for our Patreon screenings, but there's no law against giving hints.  As I said before, it was a German film from the late 90's.  It was brought to theaters in the United States during the summer of 1999.  It was released on DVD before the end of the year.  I know that I rented it off of the new release wall at Hollywood Video, so I'm guessing that I saw for the first time in either the last few months of 1999 or shortly after the new year in 2000.  I bought the DVD shortly afterward, and it has kept its spot on the top shelf of my DVD rack (where I keep all of my favorite movies) ever since.  I never got to see it in theaters, so once again, the Mahoning Drive-In Theater has made a bucket list screening come true.