Thursday, July 9, 2020

Michael B. Jordan and Amazon Studios Invite You to 'A Night at the Drive In' a Celebration of Multi - Cultural Voices

This summer, grab your family and head to the Drive-In! Amazon Studios has partnered with actor Michael B. Jordan's (Just Mercy, Black Panther, Creed ll) production company Outlier Society to launch 'A Night at the Drive-In' a FREE summer movie series, yepp that's right FREE!!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Amazon Studios, opinions expressed 100% our own.

Are you Missing the Movie Theater Experience? Have you gone to A Drive-in this Year?

Going to the movies has always been a fun way to bring people together and for our multi-generational family, it's really been the easiest solution to going out in large groups like ours. We can all go sit in cushy seats in the back somewhere cuz my aunties and mom are really animated & like to laugh hard & If it's a theater with real food options even better!

Whether it was a film that made the entire theater crack up laughing, taught us an eye-opening lesson, made us ugly cry, or had a dope soundtrack for us to bounce in our seats to- movie nights have always been essential!

There's nothing like being able to enjoy an amazing visual story play out with diverse characters & phenomenal sound and costumes, on the big screen. 

Naturally, in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, movie-goers are concerned about the safety risks in returning to the theaters. Honestly, my guys and I aren't ready to head back to any just yet with me being immunocompromised. We've never been to one, but seeing a movie outdoors, under the stars at a drive-in seems like a dope alternative. 

Here's the Deets: 

Starting July 1st,  folks can head to 'A Night at the Drive-In' a nationwide summer screening series featuring a wide selection of films celebrating multi-cultural voices in cinema. And in case you missed it, yes it's FREE until it ends on August 26th, 2020. 

The BONUS is there will also be free refreshments provided by Black and Brown-owned businesses like Path Water, Pipcorn Popcorn, and Partake Cookies I did some digging on Instagram and the box they hand out is really cute! Make sure you check out these brands to support them. 

Jordan and Outlier Society selected films from Prime Video’s portfolio of content that are some of our family's favorites. 

Each week the featured titles will focus on a specific theme, which includes:

Movies to make you fall in love
Love & Basketball (Warner Bros. / New Line)
Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.)

Movies that make you proud 
Black Panther (Disney)
Creed (Warner Bros.)

Movies to inspire your inner child 
Hook (Sony Pictures)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)

Movies to make you open your eyes 
Do the Right Thing (Universal)
Get Out (Universal)

Movies to make you laugh 
Coming to America (Paramount Pictures)
Girls Trip (Universal)

If you've been on Instagram in the midst of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, you may have caught Michael B. Jordan's supportive speech: 
"Anybody that deals with me, if you have racist beliefs, if you have a racist bone in your body, if you're not with me, if you don't stand with me and people that look like me, you don't need to be with me," he said. "I use my power to demand diversity but it's time that studios and agencies… do so."
I'm really excited about this series because it highlights some of the most culturally relevant films and classics that we still watch with our kids. What better time than now to celebrate!
“With this drive-in summer series, I hope that friends and families are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow,” Jordan said in a statement. “Now more than ever, amplifying Black and Brown stories means engaging culture to speak to hearts and minds about the world we live in. As we use this opportunity to reimagine community and proximity, I am excited that these films will be shared and celebrated all across the country.”
Here’s the list of participating drive-in theaters:
Vineland Drive-In – Los Angeles, CA
Overlook Drive-In – New York, NY
Solano Twin Drive-In– San Francisco, CA
Sacramento Drive-In 6 – Sacramento, CA
Las Vegas 6 Drive-In – Las Vegas, NV
Shankweiler’s Drive-In – Philadelphia, PA
Galaxy Drive-In – Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
Showboat Drive-In – Houston, TX
Ford Wyoming Drive-In – Detroit, MI
Springmill Drive-In – Cleveland, OH
South Drive-In Twin – Columbus, OH
Jesup Drive-In Twin – Savannah, GA
Bengies Drive-In – Baltimore, MD
Ocala Drive-In – Orlando, FL
Parkway Drive-In – Knoxville, TN
Midway Twin Drive-In – Cleveland, OH
Glendale Drive-in – Phoenix, AZ
Transit Drive-In – Buffalo, NY
Badin Drive-In – Charlotte, NC
Monetta Drive-In – Augusta-Aiken, SC

So, are you going to make it a date night, hang with friends, bringing the kids? And more importantly, what are you going to see? Black Panther??? Spiderverse????

If you're in NYC we hope to see ya pull up at the Overlook Drive-In, Poughkeepsie location. Wherever you're headed have a good time, we all deserve this escape from the everyday.  

Grab your FREE passes HERE and remember they don't guarantee your slot so get there EARLY! It's free and lots of cars, imagine how popular this will be, you've been warned! 

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