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Alexandria Drive-In Returns March 5 and Here is The Whole Spring Movie Schedule

Community Organization to Offer Family-Oriented Movies, Promote Safe Gatherings 

Family with back door of van raised up so they can watch a drive in movie,
Families piled into vehicles showing kids how movies should be watched during last fall’s spectacular Alexandria Drive-In movie series. (Photo: Collins + Company)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Drive-In Theatre just announced its Spring 2021 movie lineup. On March 5, the Drive-In will kick off with Jurassic Park, a movie that sold out within minutes during the premier last Summer. Funds raised from the drive-in will benefit the Athena Rapid Response Innovation Lab and help establish scholarships for Alexandria City High School Grads through The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.

“Since the launch last August, the Alexandria Drive-In has quickly become a community staple, providing families and households with a safe activity during such a difficult time,” said Allen Brooks, Alexandria Drive-In Founder and Board Member. “The nostalgia of drive-ins mixed with the desire to be around others safely is something special, and we’re happy to be able to bring the community back together while fundraising for the Athena Rapid Response Innovation Lab as well as the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.”

This group in the pink pickup ruck knew how to catch a movie old-style at last year’s Alexandria Drive-In series. (Photo: Collins + Co)

The goal of the drive-in has always been to unite and uplift the community in a year full of hardship.Thousands of people were able to escape their homes and enjoy a night out at the movies which raised over 100k for locally loved nonprofits and created many new small business opportunities. “I have never been more inspired with this community coming together as we did with the Alexandria Drive-In,” said Kelly Grant, Partner at Alx Community and Cofounder of the Alexandria Drive-In. “As Alx Community is opening its third location, we are excited that ATHENA Rapid Response is going to carry the torch and continue the Alexandria Drive In. Stay tuned for many new community based initiatives we will pioneer in 2021.”

The drive-in theatre is located in the Eisenhower section of Alexandria in the parking lot connected to a space owned by event partner Stonebridge, and can accommodate 215 cars per screening. Food truck vendors will continue to be onsite for the Spring movie showings, as an effort to support local food businesses who have been greatly impacted during the pandemic. Past onsite vendors include local favorites, such as Peruvian Brothers, DC Slices and more. Food trucks are selected through Goodfynd.

For early access to tickets and special offerings, interested parties can sign up for the Alexandria Drive-In newsletter.

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Cars filled the parking lot, listening to the movie sound on car radios or heir smartphones at the ALexandria Drive-In last fall. (Photo: Collins + Co)

March Movie Lineup

  • Friday, March 5, 7:00 pm: Jurassic Park
  • Saturday, March 6, 6:30 pm: Despicable Me
  • Saturday, March 6, 9:30 pm: Fast and Furious: Fate of the Furious
  • Friday, March 12, 7:00 pm: Back to the Future
  • Saturday, March 13, 6:30 pm: Minions
  • Saturday, March 13, 9:30 pm: Get Out
  • Friday, March 19, 7:30 pm: Hidden Figures
  • Saturday, March 20, 7:30 pm: The Princess Bride
  • Friday, March 26, 7:30 pm: The Greatest Showman
  • Saturday, March 27, 7:30 pm: Remember the Titans
Dad and daughter at drive in movie in ALexandria, VA.
Dad and daughter catch a show at last fall’s drive in series in Alexandria, VA. (Photo: Collins + Co)

Masks are required at check-in and whenever outside the vehicle. Gates open an hour before showtime. Ticket cost is $40 per car, per movie. If a screening is canceled due to inclement weather, refunds will not be issued as all proceeds go directly to charity.

Also beginning in March, the Alexandria Drive-In will be available for private event rental. For more information, please contact Kyle Ronyecs, kyle@athenaresponse.org.

For event information, movie tickets, food truck line-up and Alexandria Drive-In’s socially distant rules and FAQs, visit www.AlexandriaDriveIn.com.

Dad and two kids at drive in movie.
Dad shows his daughters how to watch a movie like he did when he was a kid at drive-in movie in Alexandria, VA. (Photo: Collins + Co)

EVENT DETAILS:

What: Alexandria Drive-In Theatre

When: Beginning March 5, 2021 // Schedule linked here

Where: 5001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA

Time: Gates open at an hour before showtime – check the schedule for information. 

Website: www.AlexandriaDriveIn.com 

Cost: $40 per car/per screening.

Refund Policy: No refunds; 50% ticket costs goes to two Alexandria-based charities

Inclement Weather Plan: Patrons will be informed as soon as possible on the day of if a movie is cancelled due to expected bad weather. There are no refunds. The cost of tickets will remain a donation to charity. In the event of light rain, the film will continue. If the weather gets stormy the event staff will decide whether to continue or cancel the event. Cars will be allowed to exit the lot when it is safe under the direction of the event staff.

RELATED: Alexandra Drive-In Brings Community Together

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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