The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Announces Movies and Bands: Drive-In Edition
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre staff is excited to host its fall programming for movie and music lovers: Movies and Bands: Drive-In Edition. To best accommodate health and social distancing protocols, all movies and performances will be held at Al Bishop Park in Marietta. This series first launched last year as Movies, Bands & Brews and featured local acts performing songs from popular movies. Attendance soared in July 2019 with the screening of the movie “Purple Rain” and performance by Decatur rock band Hero the Band.
This year, the series will be a drive-in and showcase new musical acts and movies. This fun event kicks off the third weekend in September with two features: Friday, Sept. 18, there will be a showing of “Dirty Dancing” with a performance by The Neon Queen, an alternative Abba band, and on Saturday, Sept. 19, a showing of “The Five Heartbeats” with a performance by The Soul Knights, a Motown and Philly Revue act.
In October, the series culminates with a showing of “Rocketman” on Oct. 16, with a performance by Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Atlanta's Tribute to Elton John and a showing of “Drumline” with a performance by Xclusive Percussion on Oct. 17. This drumline entertainment company has members who are a part of Drumline Live, the Braves drumline and were in the movie “Drumline 2.”
All performances will start at 7 p.m. and the movies will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per vehicle and go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3.
Patrons can purchase tickets through Civic Rec at mablehouse.org/mhba-drive-in
Health and safety are priorities at this event, so patrons will have two options to watch the show. Each vehicle will be assigned two parking spaces: one for the vehicle, the other to keep social distance. With audience members spread out to every third parking space, safe social distancing can be maintained. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, pillows or anything that makes them comfortable within the confines of their assigned spaces. If patrons prefer not to sit outside, they can remain in their vehicles and tune in to the movie and performance feed broadcast through their car radios.
Bridgette C. Burton | Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre | [email protected] | www.mablehouse.org