ROSE BOWL POP UP DRIVE-IN: A NEW OLD WAY TO SEE CINEMA
June 30, 2020 by Leeza London
There are so many reasons why I love the Rose Bowl: concerts, sporting events, the flea market, 4th of July fireworks, and my favorite reason, the “loop”, which I, and hundreds of others, run/walk around every day for exercise. But now, the Rose Bowl has offered a new reason for me to love it: A DRIVE-IN CINEMA!!!
Since most cinemas have had to temporarily close due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Tribeca Enterprises and the Rose Bowl have come together to offer film enthusiasts an opportunity to “go to the movies”, by hosting The Tribeca Drive-In Series, a summer series of films in the Rose Bowl parking lot. The unique thing about the Tribeca pop-up is that the movies will be screening both at night and during the day, due to the bright, high resolution LED screens they will be using, which are visible during daylight hours as well as nighttime.
They are kicking things off on July 2, at 4:45pm with a documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble”, exploring the Georgia representative’s, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration, through present day interviews as well as archival footage.
Director Dawn Porter captures Lewis’ childhood, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957, while also highlighting Lewis’ many achievements and speeches. This screening is FREE (the only film offered free of charge in the series), but you will have to register online to receive a ticket.
Other screenings will include modern day classics, such as “Jaws”, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”, “The Wizard Of Oz”, “Gloves Off” and “Creed” to name a few.
Screenings are taking place in the Rose Bowl’s LOT F parking lot on Seco Street. The cost is $26 per vehicle.
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*A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.