The fairgrounds in Sanford will host five consecutive weeks of Friday night drive-in movies starting Oct. 2. The events are sponsored by Adcock & Associates, and proceeds will benefit the Lions Club, Boys & Girls clubs, HAVEN, the Breadbasket and LCI.
According to Steve Malloy with Adcock, the features will all be popular films, starting with Grease on Oct. 2, followed by Jurassic Park on Oct. 9 and Dirty Dancing on Oct. 16. The Oct. 23 movie is up in the air (suggestions are being taken via social media), and Oct. 30 will include likely two Halloween-themed flicks.
Tailgating each Friday will begin at 6, and the movies will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost will be $30 per car, and tickets will be available on Eventbrite beginning Sunday or Monday. Guests will be encouraged to dress up according to the films and decorate their vehicles, with prizes awarded each night.
In addition, food trucks will be on hand — orders can be placed by phone and delivered to each vehicle.
“With all events canceled, we were looking for a way to provide fun for Lee County [and do] something no one else is doing,” said Malloy, who said A&A is working with a company out of Raleigh that specializes in outdoor movie events. “We realized that a movie night was a way to provide fun and help people who have been most hit by the pandemic. Several of the charities are facing unprecedented demand for their services at a time when donations are down.”
Story will be updated when tickets go on sale