Who Says The Drive-In Movie is Dead?
The Southington Drive-In is one of three remaining out door venues for film in the state of Connecticut. It opened in 1954 and closed in 2002. In 2010 the Drive-In was reopened but this time re-imagined as a community owned and operated project. This new vision and business model (renting the space out to civic groups and volunteers for fund raising events) resulted in $12,000 being raised by over 9 civic groups. Sounds like there is some life in her yet!
Miceli Productions HD is proud to be a sponsor of the Southington Drive-In project and the producer of the pre-show advertising reel that plays before the feature film. We love film and we love that one the last remaining out door film venues in the state can be revived and preserved. Here’s the schedule for the summer – see you at the movies.
To view additional compelling photography of Drive-Ins from all over the U.S. (like the image you see about), visit the online photo gallery of Woodbury, CT photographer Carl Weese.
Where: 935 Meriden Waterbury Tpke Plantsville, CT
Cost: $10/carload for Southington residents, $13/carload for non-residents, $2/person for walk-ins.
- June 25 – “Karate Kid” (1984)
- July 2 – “Close Encounters”
- July 9 – “City Slickers”
- July 16 – “Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang”
- July 22 – “American Graffiti”
- July 23 – “Grease”
- Aug 6 – “Ghostbusters”
- Aug 13 – “Finding Nemo”
- Aug 20 – “Field of Dreams”
- Aug 27 – “The Sandlot”
- Sept 3 – “Toy Story 3”
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