In my last post I whined about things I missed about city life. I could have included museums, live theater and cinemas. Well, not museums. I’m not much of a museum fan. But there was this one big exhibit planned for the summer.
It was an immersive art exhibit and light show where visitors could walk through rooms filled with Van Gogh masterpieces. Toronto was slated for the world premiere after its showing in Paris. But like every other art event in the city, it was postponed and seemingly canceled.
But not so. Taking a page from the past, the creators changed the exhibit from a walk through to a drive-thru. Relocated to a gigantic warehouse, patrons could drive in and experience the show from their cars.
I wonder if there’ll be a similar resurgence of drive-in movies. Do you remember those? Way back, when I was very young, my parents would take me on their date night out. They’d settle me in the back seat with my pillow and blankie. I’d watch the opening cartoons and fall asleep before the featured event. Sometimes, they’d throw the blanket over me early on and tell the ticket collector that I was already asleep.
I wonder if that trick would still work? These Van Gogh tickets are not cheap. The kids could drive through with old granny (me) in the back seat. Don’t mind her, she’s always dozing off anyways.
Toronto, Canada. May 2020