- Last Updated: Saturday, 11 July 2020 00:28
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Michael B. Jordan curates a summer screening program called “A Night at the Drive-In” with double-features that reflect multi-cultural voices such as BLACK PANTHER, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, GIRLS TRIP and others. Jordan's Outlier Society partnered with Amazon Studios and Prime Video at no cost to attendees, and also to support black businesses.
The summer drive-in program started July 1st and runs through August. The screenings are free but you must sign up at ANightAtTheDrive-In.com. Path Water, Pipcorn Popcorn and Partake Cookies are black and brown owned business that will provide refreshments.
Twenty existing drive-ins across the nation are participating with “A Night at the Drive-In” through August. The summer program runs every two weeks with the below movies.
July 1st - Movies To Make You Fall In love: Love & Basketball & Crazy Rich Asians
July 15th - Movies To Make You Proud: Black Panther & Creed
July 29th - Movies To Inspire Your Inner Child: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse & Hook
August 12th - Movies To Make You Open Your Eyes: Do The Right Thing & Get Out
August 26th - Movies To Make You Laugh: Coming To America & Girls Trip
For more information on 'A Night At The Drive-In' and Jordan's reasons for hosting free drive-in screenings, see the official press release below.
Culver City, CA – June 25, 2020 – Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are launching “A Night at the Drive-In”, a nationwide summer screening series featuring a wide selection of films celebrating multi-cultural voices in cinema. In an effort to evoke the nostalgic joy of a summer evening at the drive-in with family and friends, attendance will be at no cost to local communities. Starting Wednesday, July 1, Amazon Studios will host double-features curated by Michael B. Jordan with help from his newly formed marketing arm 8788 and Outlier Society, every other week through the end of August.
“When Michael and our friends at Outlier proposed this idea, we instantly agreed there was no better time to celebrate these inspired films featuring diverse stories while bringing communities together to share in the experience” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Drive-in theaters offer a unique experience in that they provide an inspiring and joyful communal experience while still maintaining safe social distance. A special thanks to our friends and colleagues at Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures.”
“With this drive-in summer series, I hope that friends and families are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow,” said Michael B. Jordan, Principal of Outlier Society. “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.”
As part of the concessions for the screenings, all attendees will receive refreshments provided by Black and Brown owned businesses, which are Path Water, Pipcorn Popcorn and Partake Cookies.
Jordan and Outlier Society, who have a TV first-look deal with Amazon Studios, selected films from Prime Video’s vast portfolio of content. Each week the featured titles will focus on a specific theme:
The program will kick off Wednesday, July 1 and run through the end of August. Below is the list of 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