Great Parks of Hamilton County is putting a novel spin on the summer drive-in movie experience by adding boats. And water.
Starting June 25, the park will be screening "float-in" movies at Lake Isabella in Loveland, i.e. you sit in a boat on the water and watch a movie. Boats are available for rent for $40 and can fit up to four people.
Life jackets will be available, as will food and beverages. At least one person 18 and older must be in the boat.
Registration is required and closes one day before the event. Each screening caps at 25 boats.
The first screening is Wonder Woman 1984 at 9:30 p.m. June 25.
Moana will play 9:30 p.m. July 9, followed by The Goonies 9:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
Lake Isabella is located at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland. Get details and register at greatparks.org.
Great Parks is also screening more films this summer, and more traditionally. Special outdoor screenings start June 18. Movies are free to watch, but a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter any Great Parks park (for county residents the cost is $5 daily; $10 annually).
Events kick off at 5 p.m. with arts and craft vendors and films start at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available.
Here's what's screening and where:
- Friday, June 18 — The Croods: New Age at Winton Woods Harbor Amphitheater, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Woods.
- Thursday, July 1 — Dolittle at Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn.
- Friday, Aug. 20 — Shrek at Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison.