Movie Night With Barbie at the Ford Drive-In Theatre

Movie Night With Barbie at the Ford Drive-In Theatre

Subsequent time you’re prepared for an evening out with the women, simply say when are we gonna Barbie?

That’s the facility of the much-anticipated Greta Gerwig-directed film, Barbie, which over the weekend debuted at an estimated $155 million. In what is popping out to be one of many cultural moments defining 2023, the movie has prompted girls and ladies of all ages, races, and backgrounds to hit native theaters, bars, eating places, cafes, downtown seaside events of their glittery pink finest to have a good time womanhood and BFFs. In the meantime, residence cooks have taken to experimenting with recipes infused with beet juice, giving a complete style of Barbie-pink pastas, hummus, dumplings, and different snacks. Even Michigan’s personal Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has gotten the Barbie remedy after senior aides dressed one of many iconic dolls to seem like their boss (full with a tiny Mitten-shaped pendant round its neck).

Metro Detroit’s old-school Ford Drive-In Theatre, which sits on the Detroit-Dearborn border, was no totally different final weekend. Barbies confirmed out in outsized fuchsia-colored blazers with shoulder pads, powder pink corsets or halter tops, furry leg heaters that seem like they as soon as made a cameo at Motion, neon feather boas, even packing carafes of sangria, pink velvet desserts, and pink throw blankets to benefit from the on-screen Barbiefied world. Eater stopped by the Ford Drive-In on Friday to look at the film (in fact), but in addition for the individuals watching. The scene was family-friendly and business-as-usual within the concession hut (sorry, no pink cotton sweet, y’all), with sizzling canines, popcorn, and different snacks readily available. However the venue, with its untouched classic vibes, served because the idyllic backdrop to absorb the motion. Take a look at metro Detroit’s model of the Barbie World (and never a Ken in sight) within the gallery beneath.


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