Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2016 movie schedule for the seventh community-owned, volunteer-operated season.
The schedule begins on Saturday, June 4 with a screening of “Grease” and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 11, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a special screening of “Frozen.”
Gates open at 6 p.m. and movies begin at sunset. The cost is $10 per carload for Southington residents ($15 for carloads of non-residents, $2 for walk-ins). Food vendors will be on-site. Just tune your radio to 89.9 FM and enjoy the show.
Here is the schedule:
|June 11||“Frozen”||Southington Education Foundation||New Britain|
|June 18||“JAWS”||United Way of Southington||Cheshire|
|June 25||“Minions”||Volunteer Fire Cos. 1 and 2||Meriden|
|July 2||“Jurassic World”||Southington Valley Midget Football||Wolcott|
|July 9||“Kung Fu Panda 3”||Southington Land Trust||Waterbury|
|July 16||“Avatar”||Sorelle d’Italia||Cromwell|
|July 23||“Aladdin”||American Legion Auxiliary||Wallingford|
|July 30||“Home Alone”||Rotary Club of Southington||Plainville|
|Aug. 6||“Inside Out”||Southington Kiwanis||Newington|
|Aug. 13||“Ghostbusters”||Southington Travel Knights||Farmington|
|Aug. 20||“Big Hero 6”||Mill Foundation||North Haven|
|Sept. 3||“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”||Bread for Life||Berlin|
|Oct. 29||TBA-Halloween Festival||Lions Club/SoCCA||N/A|
The Southington Drive-In holds the distinction of being one of only three remaining outdoor venues in the state. It first opened in 1955 and operated for nearly half a century before closing in 2002. In 2004 Southington residents voted to purchase the property to expand nearby Recreation Park and enjoy continued outdoor activities at the nostalgic site.
For the fourth straight season, Richard Chevrolet will serve as the corporate sponsor.
For more information, visit www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org.