A drive-in movie theatre called ‘Park Up DC’ is coming to RFK, opening to the public starting Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. The series will run through Sunday, October 31. The drive-in movie series will feature movies for all ages. Tickets can now be purchased exclusively at www.ParkUpDC.com starting at noon July 8.
The series kicks off on July 15 with a free community event for COVID-19 healthcare workers before opening to the public. The 45-foot wide HD LED screen will show film favorites such as Jurassic Park, FRIDAY, Paddington and more, with sound delivered through each vehicle’s FM Radio.
Beyond movie screenings, Park Up DC will also host community partner events like church services and pop-up concert experiences.
Broccoli City, the creators behind one of America’s largest independent music festivals, officially announced the launch July 7, in partnership with Events DC.
“As the official convention and sports authority for the District, Events DC is excited to launch Park Up DC, a re-imagined drive-in movie series to the RFK Campus this summer,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “As safety remains our top priority, this drive-in movie series is a prime example of being creative and still able to bring people together to celebrate summertime and enjoy new and classic movies together.”
Events DC is partnering with Broccoli City to create Park Up DC. “With everything going on in the world, we wanted to offer an affordable outlet for people to get out of the house and still enjoy their summer with movies and live entertainment in a safe environment,” said Brandon McEachern, co-founder of Broccoli City.
To accommodate social distancing, organizers say multiple safety measures have been put in place to comply with Phase Two reopening guidelines. This includes properly distanced vehicles, cashless prepaid tickets, mandatory masks worn outside of vehicles, cashless mobile delivery options from local food trucks, and fully sanitized porta-potties.
Each vehicle will receive information that will include a code of conduct, a parking map, restroom locations, food to order details, and an FAQ list at the point of purchase and upon arrival. Entrance for vehicles is through Lot 5; cars park in Lot 8, with screen back facing lot 8a.
General admission starts at $29 per vehicle. For more information on Park Up DC or to purchase tickets, visit www.ParkUpDC.com.