Sunday, Sep 25th through Sunday, Sep 25th
Free Screening of Back to the Drive-In
Join us Sunday, September 25th at 7:30 PM for a free screening of "Back to the Drive-In", a new documentary by filmmaker April Wright!
View the trailer for "Back to the Drive-In" here.
When the pandemic hit, drive-ins were suddenly the only safe venue in town, with press coverage about how drive-ins are “back,” and how they are thriving.
But this documentary goes behind the headlines to learn the truth, spending a whole night with 11 very different drive-ins in 8 states all over the country, from preparations before the customers arrive, to selling tickets, opening the snack bar, and getting the movie on screen, we discover these family-owned businesses are actually struggling to survive.
This documentary is about authentic drive-ins and the passionate people who run them, but more broadly it highlights questions about the future of the theatrical experience, and the challenges of many small businesses wondering whether they will survive and make it to the other side of the pandemic.
The show will begin at dusk (roughly 7:30 PM). The runtime of the documentary is 105 minutes. Our Snack Express building will be open for the event. Admission is free of charge!
We hope to see you there, under the stars!