FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, in partnership with Bard College at Simon’s Rock, announces drive-in movie programming for the month of August. The Mahaiwe Drive-in at Simon’s Rock is located in the parking lot of the college’s Daniel Arts Center at 84 Alford Road in Great Barrington, and is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through Labor Day, weather–permitting.
The first full week of August will showcase Tim Burton’s 1988 cult classic comedy Beetlejuice (PG) on Thursday, August 6, and adventure fantasy favorite The Princess Bride (PG) from 1987 on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8.
In recognition of Great Barrington’s annual car show, the drive-in will screen George Lucas’ 1973 retro-filled American Graffiti (PG), Thursday, August 13.
Berkshire International Film Festival will co-present The Weight of Water (2018) on Friday, August 14. Director Michael Brown documents the story of Erik Weihenmayer, a blind man who must weigh his fear of drowning in white-water rapids against his desire to be free from a prison of darkness.
Grease (G) screens Saturday, August 15. The 1978 musical is widely considered a classic.
The following week will run 1984 adventure tale The NeverEnding Story (PG) on Thursday, August 20, and blockbuster fantasy Jurassic Park (PG-13) from 1993 on Friday, August 21, and Saturday, August 22.
Two musicals comprise the final week of August: Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13) from 1986 on Thursday, August 27, and Julie Andrews in the original Mary Poppins (G) from 1964, Friday, August 28, and Saturday, August 29.
Gates open each night at 7:45pm, with previews and shorts starting at 8:30pm, and featured movies beginning at 9pm. Admission is $25 per vehicle. Attendance is limited to 42 cars and tickets must be purchased online in advance at mahaiwe.org; first-come, first–served. Movies projected on a 16-by-30-foot screen are visible from the safety of patrons’ vehicles. Audio is transmitted via FM radio station 104.3. In keeping with state guidelines, patrons may only leave vehicles for concessions and restrooms, and must wear masks when outside the vehicle. Portable toilets on-site follow accessibility regulations. The Daniel Arts Center building is closed to the public.
Local concessions include SoCo Creamery ice cream, available every night, and organic or all-natural candy, beverages, popcorn and other snacks from the Berkshire Food Co-op on Fridays.
As previously announced, the drive-in will screen A League of Their Own (1992) this Thursday, July 30, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see www.mahaiwe.org.