The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Atlantic Community Promotions Commission, will be hosting a Drive-In Movie experience Saturday, Sept. 26.
“With the cancellation of AtlanticFest, we still wanted to offer the community an activity to do. Drive-In movies have been a hit the last few times we’ve done them and felt it was the perfect event to get people out of the house with their family,” Bailey Smith, Executive Director at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce stated.
The Drive-In Movie will be at the Atlantic High School parking lot beginning around 8:30 p.m. with the showing of “The Little Rascals (1994)”. Cars may begin parking at 7 p.m. In the past, a 60-foot-long screen has been used. This time, a 75-foot-long screen with be used with a high definition projector.
“With how well the previous movies have been attended, we’ve ran out of room at the fairgrounds. We upgraded to a larger screen to accommodate more vehicles and people,” Smith mentioned.
Entry is $20 per vehicle if purchased before the event. Admission will be $30 per vehicle, day-of at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at www.atlanticiowa.com.
In consultation with Cass County Public Health to ensure all safety measures are met, individuals are not allowed to leave their vehicles, unless it’s to use the restroom, but may sit in the back of vehicles and beds of trucks with individuals from the same household. Outside seating will not be allowed. Concessions will not be available, and a porta-pot and handwashing station will be in the parking lot.
The Chamber has partnered with Atlas Atlantic Cinema for a pop-up popcorn event before the movie. Visit Atlas Atlantic Cinema’s Facebook page for more information and pricing of the concessions they will be providing curbside.
“We strive to create an environment where attendees can enjoy a classic movie and experience while keeping the community safe,” stated Smith.
The Drive-In is sponsored by A.M. Cohron & Son, Atlantic Motor Supply (NAPA), Cass County Health System, Elkhart Plastic, Inc., First Whitney Bank & Trust, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, Armour Insurance, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Atlantic Municipal Utilities, Brocker, Karns & Karns, Brown Electric, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Camblin Plumbing & Heating, Lindeman Tractor, Inc., McAtee Tire, Nishna Valley Family YMCA, R/T Motors, Inc., Salute Gymnastics, SeedPro North, Villa Dance Company, Weirich Welding Plus, Atlantic Business & Professional Women, Atlantic Home Realty, Dance Atlantic, Downtowner Café & Catering, Granny’s Kettle Korn, Precision Concrete Services, Rush CPA & Associates, TW Auto Sales and the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission.