Visit Lufkin To Turn Parking Lot Into A Drive-In Movie Theater
The Pitser-Garrison Convention center is turning into an unconventional pop-up drive in movie theater. Their North side parking lot is pretty large, and that side of the building is windowless and perfect for the purpose. They will be showing their first movie 'The Goonies' there on Friday, February 26th at 7pm. Tickets are just $20 a vehicle, and that seems in line with what others have been charging. Click here for the ticket website.
Visit Lufkin has a post up on their facebook page from January 7th 2021, giving us the choice of three popular movies . Jumanji, The Goonies, and The Karate Kid. There were 'vote' comments that expressed desire to see all of the movies, but the aforementioned 'The Goonies' won. If you want a say in what the next movie is, you could follow the Visit Lufkin page on facebook.
From the start movie goers traditionally watched movies inside. There were always inside movie theaters, but drive in movie theaters popped up in every small community back in the 50's and 60's. Driven by car culture and baby boomers wanting a little time away from their parents, and even the ushers at the theater.
In the car, you can text, have your phone out. Shout to your kids in the back seat. There is a lot of freedom as to what you can do in your own car. People even set up in the back of their trucks with their lawn chairs. You can enjoy time at the movies with your friends and family while still being socially distant. At this point, it doesn't matter what it is. We just need somewhere to go and something to look forward too.
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