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August 10, 2019 (Saturday) Drive-In Night RSVP by August 7, 2019
August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Northfield Drive-In Trip
Join us for a trip through the backwoods of northern Massachusetts to the historic Northfield Drive-In. The Northfield is celebrating 70 years of showing movies under the stars, and is listed as one of the 30 best drive-ins in the country. Saturday August 10th is a Retro night – with two classic films showing as a double features being (Back to the future and the Goonies).
We will meet at the Regency Westford at 2:30pm, for the 70 mile / 2 hour trip to the Northfield Drive-In. We will be going on back roads for the whole trip – there is one brief section (less than a mile) on an unpaved road that will take in 2nd gear. We’ll stop about halfway through the trip for ice cream. The gates at the Northfield will open at 6:30pm. There is a snack bar in the drive-in serving burgers/hot dogs/pizza (and popcorn, of course), or you can bring your own picnic dinner. Folding chairs or a picnic blanket might be a good idea; bug spray is essential! Tickets are $24/car – cash only, paid at the gate. The movie screening should start about ½ hour after sunset, or 8:30PM. After the movie(s), you can plan a late night return or stay overnight at one of the nearby inexpensive motels.
This trip is limited to 12 cars. RSVP by August 7. When you sign up, please provide your mobile phone number. For more information, contact Mark Longtin firstname.lastname@example.org 603-484-0314.
We are looking for co-leader/tail driver who is willing to do a dry run of the trip. Please contact Mark above.
In the 1950’s, there were over 4,000 drive in movie theaters in the US. Today, there are about 320 left.