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Alexandria Businesses Bring Back Drive-In Movies Starting Oct. 31

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Amid the pandemic, drive-in theaters have made a comeback. And drive-in movies will return to Alexandria just in time for Halloween, bringing family, friends, and average moviegoers together safely. Think of it as a socially distant way to enjoy classic films – under the stars.

The Alexandria Drive-In Theatre, presented by ALX Community and The Garden, will kick off its’ Encore Series on October 31, 2020. The series will run through December 5 and feature a collection of popular movie classics and family favorites.

“Alexandria Drive-In started as a dream to help raise funds for locally loved nonprofits and to offer friends and neighbors safe family entertainment. Our entire (all-volunteer) crew was so amazed at the community response and continuing desire for the drive-in, it was a unanimous decision to find a way to continue with a second series” said Kelly Grant, Chief Operating Officer for ALX Community.

The drive-in will be located at 5001 Eisenhower Ave., in the parking lot connected to commercial space owned by real estate developer and event partner, Stonebridge. The lot can comfortably accommodate up to 215 cars per screening. To help support food truck vendors who have been hit hard by the pandemic, event organizers have partnered with Goodfynd, They will be onsite with a rotating selection of sweet and savory local food truck cuisine, including DC SlicesChix N StixLattimore’s Funnel Cakes, and Popped Republic. Food can be ordered right from your mobile phone or you can also bring your own food.

Drive-In Movie Lineup

(*=Double Feature)

Saturday, October 31 – “Casper” & “The Mummy” *

November Saturday, November 7 – “Nanny McPhee” & “The Race” *

Sunday, November 8 – “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”

Saturday, November 14 – “The Secret Life of Pets” & “Pitch Perfect” *

Friday, November 20 – “Sea Biscuit”

Saturday, November 21 – “How to Train Your Dragon” & “42” *

Friday, December 4 – “The Bourne Identity”

Saturday, December  5 – “The Grinch” & “Love Actually” *

Masks are required at check-in and whenever outside the vehicle. Each vehicle will receive a garbage bag for guests to throw away their own trash and carry out post-screening.

Ticket cost is $35 per car for each movie. Proceeds from will benefit Alexandria-based charities. The Drive-In held earlier this year supported ACT for Alexandria  and Athena Rapid Response.

The Alexandria Drive-In Theater is made possible by Jack Taylor’s ToyotaThe Jen Walker Team at McEnearney, and Yates Service.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more event information, movie tickets, start times, food truck line-up, and Alexandria Drive-In’s socially distant rules and FAQ’s, visit 

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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