In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county.
With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still closed, with only outdoor performances or films allowed. As such, this program will allow families to watch a movie from the safety of their car.
The first movie night scheduled for Oct. 9 is already sold out, but Montgomery Parks says additional locations are being scouted out to accommodate more movie nights. This story will be updated when additional dates are announced.
Montgomery Parks presents Drive-In Movie Night in the Park at Wheaton Regional Park Friday, October 9. FREE!
Parking begins 6:30 pm. Movie starts 7:30 pm.
Bring your own snacks. Restrooms available.
Register now so you can vote for the film: https://t.co/sonnLzsNvX. pic.twitter.com/TqHfAVBMPu
— Montgomery Parks (@MontgomeryParks) September 23, 2020
Montgomery Parks, in an event post, says concessions won’t be sold. However, guests are encouraged to get carry-out from local restaurants or bring their own snacks. Additionally, attendees can vote for the movie they want to see once registered. The selected movie is then announced after registration closes.
Guests will also need to have their own FM radio, as the movie audio will be transmitted via a radio signal.
To comply with county COVID-19 guidelines, guests are not allowed to leave their vehicle except to use the restroom, and vehicles will be spread out evenly to ensure everyone is socially distant.