Cinema Under the Stars Is Back for Summer Fun

The Night Light Drive-In will re-open on Memorial Day weekend on the Great Lawn at Open Space.

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:56pm
  • Arts
The Night Light Drive-In will show drive-in movies four nights a week throughout the summer, and into the fall (Courtesy Photo).

The Night Light Drive-In will show drive-in movies four nights a week throughout the summer, and into the fall (Courtesy Photo).

Drive-in movies return to Vashon, this weekend, thanks to a partnership between Vashon Theatre and Open Space for Arts and Community.

The Night Light Drive-In, which also provided cinema under the stars last summer, will re-open on Memorial Day weekend on the Great Lawn at Open Space.

Screenings will happen Thursdays through Sunday nights, continuing on through the first weekend of October.

The drive-in’s opening film is a family classic — “Hook,” Steven Spielberg’s reboot of the Peter Pan story starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts. The full June movie schedule will be released soon at vashontheatre.com.

It’s all part of an effort to continue to provide safe fun for islanders in a time when pandemic concerns may be waning, but are far from completely gone.

“Designing this experience with our partners at Vashon Theatre has allowed us to dream up a communal experience that follows health guidelines,” said David Godsey, Open Space for Arts and Community co-founder. “Even now, when it’s still challenging to find ways to socialize safely, we are all thrilled to be able to offer this to our Vashon community.”

Night Light Drive-In also serves favorite concessions from Vashon Theatre, including hot popcorn with real butter.

Both tickets to the show and concessions must be purchased in advance at vashontheatre.com.

The Night Light Drive-In follows all local, state, and federal COVID -19 requirements and recommendations. Brings a portable FM Radio or boombox, because the movie soundtrack will be broadcast on FM radio. Vehicles are arranged by height, so that taller vehicles are in the back. Movies will still run in the rain, so please plan accordingly if the weather will affect your ability to enjoy the show.

Tickets are $20 per car for classic movies and begin at $10 per car for new movies.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@vashonbeachcomber.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Arts

x
Well-Known Jazzman Moves to Maury, Does a Show for Islanders

Spur-of-the-moment jazz is now possible on Vashon — part of a return to a music-filled new normal.

x
Jazz, Glorious Jazz, Comes Back to Kay White Hall on Sunday

Jazz fans, rejoice: the first live jazz concert to take place at… Continue reading

x
Haikus Still Blooming at Mukai; With Winners Announced

All haiku entries can be seen at mukaifarmandgarden.org and on outdoor display through June.

x
Meet Sandra Noel, Who Is Vashon’s Next Poet Laureate

Sandra Noel is the new Vashon Poet Laureate 2021-23. Later this summer,… Continue reading

2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus
Car review: 2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus

By Larry Lark, contributor The Mazda3 has always looked the part of… Continue reading

2021 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Trail Special Edition
Car review: 2021 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 Trail Special Edition

By Larry Lark, contributor If the great outdoors is your playground, it… Continue reading

x
What’s Happening June 17 – 24

See movies under the stars and in the theater, welcome back live music, and more.

x
What’s Happening May 27 – June 3

RiverBend will play a show next Friday, Michael Tracy’s history lecture and performance, and more.

x
Local Artist Who Makes Botanical Art Bloom Offers Workshop/Demo

Far from being “art about plants,” botanical art captures plants in stunning watercolor paintings.

x
How to Harness a Writing Task, and Ride It Home

One day, years ago, I was suddenly seized by inspiration.

x
Cinema Under the Stars Is Back for Summer Fun

The Night Light Drive-In will re-open on Memorial Day weekend on the Great Lawn at Open Space.

x
What’s Happening May 20 – 27

Catch a movie under the stars, Patterson Hood comes to Vashon Center for the Arts, and more.