Drive 815 now open for movies under the stars
Jalen Ponder, owner of Evendtor, a local corporate events business, is excited about bringing drive-in movies back to the area again this summer. Once a family-oriented outdoor favorite, drive-ins were falling by the wayside, but are slowly becoming popular again.
Ponder, a 2020 graduate of Hononegah Community High School, has partnered with Greg Gerard from the Beloit International Film Fest (BIFF) in bringing the huge pop-up movie screen to the area and co-sponsoring Drive 815.
Ponder said movies start at sunset - around 8:30 p.m. - but suggests that families come at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the activities available on the grounds.
Families might want to picnic from their car, or enjoy pizza from Pizza Fresca food truck parked on the grounds.
Games, music and balloon-tying will keep the kids busy until the sun starts to go down.
Then it’s show time!
Cost of admission is $25 per carload, or $20 with an early bird pass.
Look for information about upcoming movies on Facebook.
- Box office will open once the line of cars at the entrance reaches the roads or 6:30 PM- Whichever occurs first.
Please note that they do have bathrooms and concessions on-site
Movies show approximately at 8:30 PM or sunset