Drive-in movie theaters are all the rage again thanks to social distancing requirements across the country. What better way to be entertained and maintain at least 6 feet away from others than by sitting in your car at a drive-in?
Amazon Studios and Prime Video have partnered with Michael B. Jordan’s production company Outlier Society to showcase multicultural films at drive-in movie theaters around the country. Films like “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Love and Basketball,” “Do the Right Thing” and many more will be featured during the series called “A Night at the Drive-In.”
Organizers say this nationwide summer screening series will feature a wide variety of multicultural voices in film. The goal is to evoke the nostalgia of going to the drive-in with family and friends, but at no cost to local communities.
As part of the concessions for the screenings, all attendees will receive refreshments provided by Black and Brown owned businesses, which are Path Water, Pipcorn Popcorn and Partake Cookies along with a hot meal provided by World Central Kitchen. At Paramount Drive-In Theaters in Paramount, California for example, guests can enjoy “Black Panther” or “Creed” while dining on food from local food truck vendors like Wings n Waffles, Antidote Eats, Real Trap Kitchen, All Flavor Not Grease and Kogi BBQ compliments of Amazon Studios.
At the July 15 screening, Jordan will have a special video message for drive-in guests at the Paramount Drive-In location as well as some special guests popping in via video.
While the series is free and presents a great opportunity to get somewhat social, there are still strict COVID guidelines you must agree to before getting your passes. You must stay in your vehicle at all times unless going to the bathroom or getting food. All guests are required to wear masks in public areas such as the restroom and near food vendors and observe social distancing requirements.
Details on the location and films can be found at ANightAtTheDrive-in.com.
- July 1st - Movies To Make You Fall In love: Love & Basketball & Crazy Rich Asians
- July 15th - Movies To Make You Proud: Black Panther & Creed
- July 29th - Movies To Inspire Your Inner Child: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse & Hook
- August 12th - Movies To Make You Open Your Eyes: Do The Right Thing & Get Out
- August 26th - Movies To Make You Laugh: Coming To America & Girls Trip