It’s fitting that June 6 is National Drive-In Movie Day in the US. Why? Drive-in theaters have made a bit of a comeback in the last year, with filmmakers using them as sites for movie premieres and regular people heading to the drive-in for date night or a fun thing to do with family. Going to the drive-in is an activity that most people in their 20s (or even 30s) and younger likely haven’t experienced, making it a novel and fun way to spend an evening out of the house without having to interact too closely with other people. Plus, it’s been an exciting way to revive a beloved American tradition.
The best part: You don’t need to have an old-school drive-in movie theater in your area to experience the fun. Last year, many community organizations partnered with local businesses to host pop-up outdoor movie nights, so you can look for those in your area this year (especially as the nights get warmer).
If a night out at the drive-in isn’t an option in your area, another great way to “go to the movies” with family and friends is with a virtual movie night. First choose a movie as a group, then have everyone prepare some snacks and sit down to watch it at the same time. You can even be on Zoom or another mode of video chat together while watching so you can comment about the film as you watch—or set up a video call for after the viewing to discuss, just like you would if you were leaving a theater together.
Or if you know your residents need a break from virtual events, for the month of June we’re offering communities with the opportunity to secure Screen On The Green; a popular summer event which invites residents to pack up some snacks, a chair or blanket, and join us under the stars for a family-friendly movie projected on the giant inflatable screen. The on-site event is fun for everyone who attends, and it’s a great opportunity for residents to reconnect with one another before the movie begins.
To learn more or to secure this outdoor family fun event for your community, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.