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Artpark adds more feature films to drive-in series

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Wed, Jul 29th 2020 10:55 am

Artpark & Company has announced more feature films confirmed for its new drive-in series. As a safe summer alternative to large gatherings, the venue is presenting these movies on LED screens on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

In a nod to Artpark’s popular “Tuesdays in the Park” concert series, Tuesday evenings feature films made for music fans. On these nights, Artpark is showing music documentaries, concert films, biopics and other music-related content. The newest additions to the series will be “Almost Famous” at 8 p.m. Aug. 4. In this Golden Globe-winning film, a 15-year-old boy hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band, Stillwater, after being assigned to write an article for Rolling Stone magazine in 1973.

Artpark will also present a very special screening of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. When it was announced in May of 2016 that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band decided it would do one final run of 15 dates across Canada. The “National Celebration” was the final show of the Tragically Hip’s “Man Machine Poem Tour,” recorded Aug. 20, 2016 at the K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. It contains all 30 songs from the night’s setlist, and the recording captures an unparalleled, nation-linking occasion. Originally aired live by CBC across all platforms, the concert was experienced by an estimated one-third of Canadians – among the biggest events in the country’s broadcast history.

The films shown on Thursdays appeal to general audiences. Crowd favorite “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. More films will be announced.

Two LED screens are positioned in parking Lot D, the large lot nearest South Fourth Street. Another 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 is 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. Visit artpark.net or tickets.com to purchase. 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 showtime if still available.

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