Drive-in movies are coming to the accesso ShoWare Center parking lot in Kent.
With the city-owned arena still closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ShoWare operators set up to offer movies in the rear parking lot on a 42-by-23-foot LED screen that can even be seen in outdoor light.
ShoWare Center has partnered with Promosa USA, Kent Downtown Partnership and the Kent Lions Club to bring the first accesso ShoWare Center Outdoor Cinema, according to a ShoWare news release.
The series will feature “The Land Before Time” at 6:30 p.m. and “Jurassic Park” at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday, July 8-12.
Online ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 29. Tickets will only be sold online via accessoshowarecenter.com. Showtimes for each night will be 6:30 and 9:30. Once the series kicks off, titles of films will be announced each Wednesday for the following week.
Tickets are $40 per vehicle for premium general admission and $30 for general admission. The number of seat belts per vehicle denotes how many passengers will be allowed to each showing. Motorcycles are $20. There are 95 vehicle spots available per showing. No RVs will be allowed. All parking is first-come, first-served in the two sections.
Advanced hygienic safeguards will be provided at the outdoor cinema, including cleaning staff at restrooms, touchless ticket scanning and hand sanitizer stations available near food and beverage stalls.
Things to know:
• No outside food and beverage. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase
• A FM radio station for you to tune from your vehicle will be displayed on the screen before the movie begins
• Masks will be required for purchasing food and beverage items, using public restrooms and communicating with ShoWare Center staff. Masks will be available for purchase.
• Each vehicle requires one ticket. The amount of people allowed in each vehicle will be determined by the amount of seat belts per vehicle. Example: A Toyota Prius will require one ticket, and will allow five people to enter.