The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks will add a drive-in movie theater starting Thursday, as the nearly bygone form of summer entertainment continues its comeback because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Expo Center will use the Fairgrounds, the paved area where Cirque du Soleil performed last summer, for what the entertainment company Kilburn Live calls “Pop-Up Cinema.” The pop-ups, according to the company, are “designed to go into places where drive-ins wouldn’t otherwise normally exist.” The Fairgrounds is expected to accommodate 233 cars, said a spokesperson for the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Kilburn’s nearest drive-in is about 70 miles away, at Bell Works, an office, retail, and entertainment venue in Holmdel, N.J., and it’s adding another outside a shopping mall in Woodbridge, N.J.
Opening Thursday, here’s the Expo Center’s opening calendar:
Tickets are sold by the carload, not the person. With the exception of the Shelton concert, which costs $114.99 for a car containing no more than six people, they’re $25. To buy tickets, go to cinemapopups.com or download the Cinema Pop-Ups app for iOS or Android.