It’s all come a long way since the days when a drive-thru was getting out of the car and picking up the family’s takeaway.
Now because of COVID we can stay in our hermetically-sealed cocoon and enjoy all manner of thrills.
Park by the Pole
Lucky Devil Lounge, Portland, Oregon: And here’s where you can get extra with your bun… two buns actually!
Customers who order food can pay $30 per car and driver (plus $10 for any passengers in the car) to use the drive-thru and watch a show.
In normal years I find myself in the US around Gay Pride.
Bless me, Father
Limoges, France: Maybe you’ve not been out enough over these lockdowns to have compiled enough sins but come on, all that food and drink.
And Sainte Jeanne d’Arc in Limoges will hear your darkest secrets from your car.
When all this is over, of course many of us will be going all Medieval and giving thanks to the Great Redeemer.
Probably the best gig
Denmark: And Mads Langer doesn’t let a small thing like lockdown make him down his mic.
Mads sold 500 tickets for a concert at Tangkrogen outside Aarhus, Denmark’s second city after Copenhagen.
The cars were rockin’ and rollin’!
Bringing some colour into our lives
Edinburgh Airport: And all of this drive-thrumania has been triggered by the news that my local airport Edinburgh is putting on a Halloween offering.
You never forget your first time though and that for me was Toronto and a Bond movie, The Living Daylights. And while our first albums are usually embarrassing I’m happy with that choice.
Anyhoos back to Edinburgh. You’ll get Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, Coco, The Lost Boys, Jaws (not nearly as terrifying at Universal Studios Hollywood) and Halloween.
November brings us Back to the Future, Rocketman, Mamma Mia and more.
There’s entertainment galore, food and drink from local producers Cold Town Beer and Alandas plus DJ Captain Calverto will entertain you before each film with car discos. singalongs and quiz fun.
They’ve offered me (and I guess you too) the chance to win tickets.
And you might even see a plane flying overhead… and hopefully I’ll be on it.