SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Drive-In Committee has announced the schedule of movies for its 10th season, which starts June 1.
The drive-in, one of only three remaining in the state, is at 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. The nonprofit venue is operated by volunteers and local civic organizations and nonprofit groups staff the drive-in each Saturday through Labor Day in exchange for a portion of the proceeds.
The snack bar is operated by the Southington High School DECA Club.
The 2019 season is sponsored by Richard Chevrolet.
“The Southington Drive-In is celebrating its 10th season this year as a community-owned and volunteer-operated facility,” said Dawn Miceli, of the Drive-In Committee. “We’re excited to have reached this milestone.”
In addition to Saturday night movies, which start just after sunset, the Southington Drive-In also offers family games and activities before the start of the movie in the multipurpose field on-site with Southington public school gym teacher and “guru of fun” Eric Korp.
The venue also features a pavilion with surround sound and picnic tables. Walk-ins are welcome to bring their own chairs or view the movie from under the pavilion for $2. Food and ice cream trucks will be available as well.
The Southington Drive-In Committee invites people to discover “reel” nostalgia at the following screenings:
June 1: Jaws, hosted by Unico
June 8: The Little Mermaid, hosted by the Southington Education Foundation
June 15: Back to the Future, hosted by United Way
June 22: Ralph Breaks The Internet, hosted by Volunteer Fire Companies 1 and 2
June 29: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, hosted by Kiwanis
July 6: Bohemian Rhapsody, hosted by American Legion Auxiliary
July 13: Up, hosted by Sorelle d’Italia
July 20: Weekend at Bernie’s, hosted by Southington Rotary
Aug. 3: Ice Age, hosted by Mill Foundation
Aug. 10: Lady and the Tramp, hosted by Southington Valley Midget Football
Aug. 17: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, hosted by Southington Travel Football
Aug. 24: Tangled, hosted by STEPS
Aug. 31 - Ferdinand, hosted by Southington Land Trust
Sept. 7: Captain Marvel, hosted by Bread for Life
On Oct. 26, a Halloween Festival, with movies to be announced, will be hosted by the Lions Club and Southington Community Cultural Arts.
Gates open at 6 p.m. and movies begin at sunset. Once at the drive-in, people can turn their car radios to 89.9 FM to listen to the movie.
Southington residents pay $12 a carload, non-residents pay $18 a carload and walk-ins pay $2 a person. Debit and credit cards will not be accepted.
For more information, follow “The Original Southington Drive-In” on Facebook or visit southingtondrive-in.org.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.