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Artpark announces more feature films added to drive-in series

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Wed, Jul 8th 2020 03:45 pm

Artpark & Company has announced more feature films confirmed for its new drive-in series: “Rocketman” starring Taron Egerton, “based on a true fantasy” telling the story of Elton John’s rise to fame on July 14 (8 p.m.); and Jamie Foxx’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in “Ray” on July 21 (8 p.m.).

The venue had to cancel its popular “Tuesdays in the Park” concert series due to restrictions related to the coronavirus. Tuesday evening’s feature films are made for music fans, in a nod to Artpark’s concert series. On these nights, fans can watch music documentaries, concert films, biopics and other music-related content.

As a safe alternative to large gatherings, Artpark is presenting these drive-in films on LED screens, throughout the summer on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

The films shown on Thursdays appeal to general audiences. Fan-favorite “Dirty Dancing,” starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, dances on screen at 7:30 p.m. July 16. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery team up in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” at 7:30 p.m. July 23. And it’s an adventure for the whole family with the live-action “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” at 7:30 p.m. July 30.

Additional films will be announced in the near future.

Two LED screens are positioned in parking lot D, the large lot nearest South Fourth Street. One screen is set in the “Painted Parking Lot” for VIP and walk-in patrons (walk-in tickets do not include a parking space). Audio for the films will be transmitted via car FM radio.

Tickets are $25 per vehicle (up to four people per vehicle or walk-in group), which includes $8 admission and a $17 concession credit. VIP lot tickets are $35 (subject to availability). Tickets are advance-sale only, via www.artpark.net or www.tickets.com.

Service fees apply for online orders. Call 716-754-4375 to purchase by phone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or one hour before movie show time (if still available).

Artpark is spacing parked vehicles 6 feet apart. Patrons are permitted to sit outside of their vehicles and must provide their own seating. All patrons must wear a face mask whenever they are not seated. Click here for complete safety protocol information.

The drive-in film series at Artpark is supported by M&T Bank and sponsored by The Reid Group, Schmitt Sales, Newman Properties, Thomas B. Burrows, Bond, Schoeneck & King Attorneys, Modern Disposal Services, Delta Sonic and Morgan Stanley. It is taking place in honor of Niagara County and Erie County front-line workers.

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