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Stranded at the Drive-Ins

At the Drive-Ins they are having a "Retro Experience" and playing old-style movies each Saturday Night over a few months!


Blacktown Skyline Drive-in


The retro experience at the drive-in. Website: eventcinemas.com.au

It was so much fun watching Grease at the drive-ins (even though I had just watched it 2 weeks prior lol)! There were so many vintage cars, hot rods and rockabilly people everywhere. It was such a fun night.

Waiting for the movie to begin


Grease playing at the drive-in


The old speaker boxes for your car window

There is also a retro diner to purchase all your snacks. It has great food with a retro atmosphere!


Photos in the diner.
Last 2 photos: luchettikrelle.com

It was such a ridiculously retro night. I would recommend it to everyone who would love to experience the retro lifestyle! I already booked to see American Graffiti in a few weeks time, which is another movie that I love. I will let you know how it went.


The end of Grease.

Have you been to the drive-ins lately? Let me know, I would love to hear about your experience.

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Ridiculously Retro xx

Sometimes You Just Have To Get Away

We had a wonderful weekend away at Ettalong Beach.

First we stopped at the lookout above Ettalong. What a view!

 

It is a lovely old town surrounded by water.

It has a lively promenade along the beach, with a lot of people and their dogs. It also has a great restaurant and a little cafe.

 

 

There is pelican feeding and pelicans galore in the water and resting by the foreshore

 

We went for a look through the shops too (of course). There is a Tuscan style Theatre with a market on Saturdays. The theatre is built to look old but was actually built in 1999.

 

 

I even managed to find a vintage shop and brought this chair for my bedroom

There was a dry cleaners with a great motto so I had to take a picture.  I could imagine all the rude pictures taken here with that motto.

 

On the Sunday there was Studibaker Car Show. There were some great looking old cars, so that was fun.

The below one was perfect for me. It is a red convertible studibaker. With red and cream leather interior. It was a gorgeous car.

I also found this great old fence, which I would love for my place. Isn't it cool!

Ettalong is a relaxed old town with walking and bike tracks everywhere to enjoy along the waters edge. They have upgraded the foreshore and promenade. There is a ferry that can take you from Palm Beach to Ettalong in just over an hour. And it takes just over an hour and a half to drive from Sydney. There are many restaurants and cafes to enjoy and of course fresh seafood. There is so much to see and do. And it is great for sight seeing including a great walk up Blackwall Mountain. There is plenty of swimming in summertime.

You should go for a break at Ettalong Beach, it is really enjoyable. Where do you like to get away? Let me know, I would love to hear about other places to get away.

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Ridiculously Retro xx

Kinky Boots the Musical

On my way to the Theatre


I had the opportunity to see Kinky Boots at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre (which is a great old theatre) with some friends. 

Capitol Theatre

 

We got in early, had a great Thai lunch and did some shopping! We found a shop in China Town full of flamingo items, so of course I bought a few things.  It was a fun day and the Theatre Show was brilliant!!

The story of Kinky Boots is based on a true story of the journey of a family shoe business facing bankruptcy. 

Main Cast of Kinky Boots

Charlie takes over the family shoe business and meets a transvestite cabaret performer, Lola. Charlie collaborates with Lola to make “kinky” boots for males to wear comfortably in the hope of saving the family business. 

The Family Shoe Business


 

Charlie and Lola wearing the “kinky” boots for men

It ends with the success in their relationships and the shoe business in Milan! As well as Charlie finding a new love. They  show the struggles and development of all their relationships, including the shoe factory workers. It is about accepting others even if they are different to you! 

Cast of Kinky Boots

The show was so enjoyable. The music by Cindi Lauper was brilliant, and added so much to the show. It was wonderful! The whole show was so dazzling and an outstanding performance.

Creators of Kinky Boots

If you get the opportunity to see Kinky Boots, you should go. I am sure you will love it just as much as we did. Tell me what you thought, I would love to hear about your experience too!! Next theatre show for me is My Fair Lady, and then Priscilla Queen of The Dessert. Are you planning on any theatre shows soon?

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Ridiculously Retro  xx