Port of Olympia to Host Drive-In Movies This Month

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The Port of Olympia will host two free drive-in movie opportunities at the Swantown Boat Launch parking lot at Northpoint in Olympia this month.

Reservations, which are limited, can be made online at www.portolympia.com/485/Movies-at-the-Marina.

According to a news release, the Port will show the movie “Trolls” at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, and the 1994 movie “Jurassic Park” at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21.

Both movies will be shown on a large, 30-foot screen.

“We are excited to bring the community opportunities to safely recreate with their families … Our hope is to deliver a quality public access experience at the Port, and to hopefully restore a sense of normalcy for our guests,” Executive Director Sam Gibboney said in a prepared statement, adding that they hope to make this a tradition for years to come.

The movie program has been designed for current state guidance for drive-in theaters and reflects social distancing mandates from Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan, the news release states. The movie will be offered for drive-in viewing only.

Cars and vehicles will be staggered to accommodate physical distancing and concessions snacks will be available for purchase.

Gates for the movies open at 7 p.m. A pre-show trivia contest will begin at 8:15 p.m.

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