Summertime Fun: Meadowbrook Farm to transform into Drive-in Theatre, July 23rd

If you’re my age – think born in the 70’s – you might remember weekend summer nights at the drive-in theater in the family station wagon.

My parents used to pick double-features, grab our sleeping bags and put the back seats down so my brother and I could go to sleep and they could watch the second movie. It’s where we saw Rocky for the first time.

Well, if you need some summertime nostalgia, the North Bend Downtown Foundation recently made a fun announcement: its hosting an old-fashioned Drive-in Movie Night on July 23rd at Meadowbrook Farm on Thursday, July 23rd.

The community is invited to join for what organizers call an “out of this world” drive-in movie experience, featuring the 1999 classic sci-fi comedy, Galaxy Quest.

The NBDF invites you to grab your own [local] take-out dinner and enjoy it from the comfort of your car.

Gates open at 8PM and the movie starts at 9PM – rain or shine. There is a maximum of five people per car – and social distancing will be in place.  The cost is $20 per car.

Check out reviews and ratings prior to bringing kids younger than 13-year-olds as the movies does have some profanity and adult humor.

Pre-purchase tickets at: Galaxy Quest Drive In Movie

The event is a fundraiser for the North Bend Downtown Foundation and its nonprofit mission of supporting economic development, revitalization and improvement of North Bend. The drive-in was made possible by sponsors: SingleTrack Cycles, Volition Brewing, QFC, the City of North Bend and the North Bend Theatre.

[Meadowbrook Farm is located 1711 Boalch Ave NW in North Bend.]

Comments

  1. Stephen Kangas says

    I grew up in AK. During summer break during college, I went home to AK to work in Anchorage and my best friend and I went to a drive-in movie theater that was featuring all of the Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood’s Good, Bad, and Ugly series) movies. Summer nights that far north are pretty light out until nearly midnight, so the theater had an especially bright arc light projector. About midnight, we noticed considerable flickering of the movie on the screen, which I thought was the projector lamp…until I got out to go buy a snack and looked up at the sky: aurora borealis (Northern Lights) so bright across the entire sky it was over-riding the projection on the screen. My most memorable drive-in movie experience (next to a certain date). I wish they’d come back, but unlikely given lack of competitive economics vs home theaters and high-density traditional theaters.

  2. Rebecca Pieretti says

    wow how cool! great idea!

  3. dave grice says

    just came from movie night and it was great fun! cant wait for the next one!

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