CONCORD (CBS SF) — Parents taking their kids to see the new “SpongeBob” movie at a drive-in theater in Concord may be in for a surprise when they see what’s playing on the theater’s other screen a short distance away.
Yes, the drive-in is a slice of Americana, but at the WestWind Solano Theaters the marquee is lit up with one of the oddest pairings in cinematic history: “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “SpongeBob 2.”READ MORE: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
Most people will likely watch “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a traditional movie theater and many will watch in their comfort of their own homes on DVD. In Concord, however, it’s playing in the open air – right next to the popular kids’ movie.
The world of Anastasia and Christian collide with Mr. SquarePants just a patch of asphalt away.
While part one of the S&M series can’t be seen from highway 4, it can be seen from across the parking lot where parents taking their kids to see the man who lives in a pineapple under the sea is playing.READ MORE: Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability Crisis
“That’s not a good thing. What do the two have in common? And you can see both theaters,” neighbor Joy Peter said.
Not all the neighbors in the Dallas Garden Senior Park, which have a clear view of the drive-in feel the same way.
“It won’t be the first time. I’m sure they’ve had other R-rated movies there on the screens,” said Joanne Gressang.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Police Arrest Suspect After Knife-Wielding Man Flees 2-Alarm Apartment Fire In San Francisco's Castro
KPIX contacted the WestWind theaters by phone and email to talk about the combination of movies, but we have yet to receive a response.