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.