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Family night at the Drive-in

June 03, 2020
By LPA staff

 LPA MOVIE NIGHT @ THE DRIVE-IN

Who
All K-12th graders and families (new to LPA or returning also including our 2020 graduates).

What?

  • Private event for LPA families. There is no admission charge.
  • We will be watching the film Despicable Me at the drive-in theater.
  • There will be a $5 voucher per car for the first 100 cars to be used at the concession stands. Please bring some other money to get concessions and thus support Hound’s Drive-In Theater.
  • People will be able to park in any parking spots (depending on car-size…see rules).
  • You will be able to get out of your car and sit in any chairs you bring as long as you stay in your parking space (see rules).
  • For more information on Hound’s Drive-In rules please click HERE: www.houndsdrivein.com

 

When
Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  
Gates open at 7:00 pm.
The movie starts at 8:45 pm on

 

Where
Hound’s Drive-In Theater
(114 Raven Cir, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

 

How

Please RSVP.
You can come if you do not RSVP but it would be helpful to us to know family vehicle counts for planning. Mr. Miller's June 04 email has the link to respond.

 

Drive in movie FAQ

 

Is there an entrance cost?

No. There is no fee to get in.

Lake Pointe has rented the facility for this private event, so the normal $20 charge per vehicle does not apply.

 

May families bring multiple vehicles?

This question was in relation to a father meeting his family at the drive-in, coming from work.

Yes, a family may bring multiple vehicles. Since there is no gate charge, this is a good idea. We would ask that the second vehicle be parked on the side or the back to maintain as many spots as possible with good views of the screen.

 

What if it rains?

Good question, especially since the graduation plans washed out.

This night at the movies will be held rain or shine. According to the owner, since the audio is played through the car stereo or portable radio, people can sit in their car during a reasonable shower and see the movie just fine. It will only be canceled if there is severe weather, such as with very high winds, lightning, and threat of a tornado.

The current forecast for Tuesday has been going back and forth, as is normal for hot, summer evenings. It seems as if every summer night has a chance of rain.

 

Are alumni invited?

Yes! This private event is open to LPA current families, families entering in the fall, faculty and staff, and alumni. Friends and relatives are welcome to be part of their group, with the understanding that families are responsible for any guests.

 

Why does the movie start so late?

Drive-ins require darkness! Those with younger children are welcome to come enjoy the experience , to see people, and to view the start of the movie, and then to leave when they want.

 

Why are there concessions vouchers, and how do they work?

As part of the arrangement to hold his private event, Lake Pointe committed to provide a five dollar concession stand voucher to our first hundred guest vehicles. They are the same as cash at the concession stand if used that night. This guarantees the theater will make at least that much money, so that it is worth opening on an evening it is normally closed.

 

Do we have to buy items at the concession stand?

No, you do not have to buy anything. But you may not bring your own food and drinks. This is the same rule at other movie theaters, and ball parks for that matter. The owners make a certain amount of money on their concessions. That is why Mr. Miller encourage families to plan to spend some money at the concession stand – since there is no gate charge --  so that the event will go well and that we may be invited back to hold a similar event in the future.

 

Will Mr. Miller dress in a toga and do the hula in the pre-movie activities?

While this is simply a wild rumor and unsupported speculation, it is delightful to imagine, and we can always hope.

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