After four long awaited years, the drive-in is back. The University Program Council, UPC, has decided to reinstate the drive-in movie this Tuesday.
The movie, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” will be shown at the beach for students and community members.
“This event was what students always requested when we surveyed them,” said council member, Ryan Higginbotham. “We stopped the event because we began holding movie showings in the stadium, but students still wanted a drive-in.”
It took six months to plan the event, and the biggest concern was where to hold it. The council needed a venue large enough to hold cars, but not so large they would need more than one screen.
Finally, a destination was chosen, “the beach,” as most students call it, is the field between the intersections of Lem Morrison and Donahue drive. This spot usually sees college students sunbathing and throwing the Frisbee. With the cooling weather, this location is a prime spot to bundle up with friend and watch a movie.
“I would love to see a drive-in movie,” said Katy Wright, a junior in communication. “It’s so old school, something like our parents did.”
“I can’t wait to go with all my friends, get some hot chocolate and blankets,” said Ben Hopper, a freshman at Auburn.
Hopper added that he thinks the idea is genius.
“You can take a girl to the drive-in, eat some popcorn and watch a movie, all for free,” he said. “It’s romantic for the girl and cheap for the guy.”
The movie begins at 6 p.m. at the beach.
“I suggest getting there early so you can get a better parking spot,” said Higginbotham.
For the first 100 people, there will be free popcorn, candy and cokes.
“The UPC would like to invite any students and community members out to ‘the beach’ for a night at the drive-in,” said Higginbotham. “We look forward to seeing you there.”