College Hill's Hollywood Theatre Drive-In Extended Through Labor Day

The screening schedule has been released through July and now includes movies on Monday nights

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College Hill's Hollywood Theatre drive-in has officially proven a success.

College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) turned the neighborhood’s Hollywood Theatre — originally a 1920s single-screen cinema — into a drive-in for the entire community.

And they've just announced they'll be extending the event through the rest of the summer, with a final screening Sept. 7. Plus, starting the first week of July, the Hollywood Theatre will expand its days of operation to include Mondays, so films will now screen Thursday through Monday.

“In the middle of a turbulent time like this, we need to do whatever we can to keep our community strong,” CHCURC executive director Seth Walsh said in a press release. “What better way to do that than through a drive-in movie theater? By hosting a consistent event like this, we’re able to build strong bonds with our neighbors, even in a time of real uncertainty.” 

With movies projected onto the back of the theater building, the new drive-in works similarly to others, requiring moviegoers to park and tune their car radios to the right frequency. Guests can begin parking at 8:15 p.m.; films begin at 9:15 p.m. The admission price is $20 per car. There are 43 spots and you have to buy tickets in advance online.

The drive-in concept developed as part of a plan to revitalize the Hollywood Theatre, according to Walsh. 

“With people spending so much time apart, we wanted to find a safe way to bring the community back together,” Walsh said. “It also became a great way to support our local businesses by having them provide food for the event.”

Food from a local businesses is offered every night, according to the drive-in’s website. 

The film line-up has been announced through July:

Thursday, June 18:  Madagascar

Friday, June 19: The Hate U Give

Saturday, June 20Star Wars – Return of the Jedi

Sunday, June 21: Love, Simon

Thursday, June 25: Fever Pitch

Friday, June 26Sonic The Hedgehog

Saturday, June 27The Martian

Sunday, June 28Arrival

Thursday, July 2Shrek

Friday, July 3Ma

Saturday, July 4Independence Day

Sunday, July 5The Day After Tomorrow

Monday, July 6The Devil Wears Prada

Thursday, July 9500 Days of Summer

Friday, July 10Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Saturday, July 11Despicable Me

Sunday, July 12The Internship

Monday, July 13Megamind

Thursday, July 16Mrs. Doubtfire

Friday, July 17Jurassic Park

Saturday, July 18Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Sunday, July 19Harriett

Monday, July 20Apollo 11

Thursday, July 23Napoleon Dynamite

Friday, July 24The Secret Life of Pets

Saturday, July 25Jojo Rabbit

Sunday, July 26Home Alone

Monday, July 27Drumline

Thursday, July 30Planet of the Apes

Friday, July 31The Martian

 

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