Thursday, August 27, 2020

Back to the future

Romulus Movies in the Park 
set in old-fashioned drive-in venue

The City of Romulus has gone back to the future with the showing of the annual summer Movies in the Park in an old-fashioned drive-in style venue.
The drive-in movies are an effort to protect the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and still provide the evening movies which have become a tradition in the city. The films will be shown beginning at dusk on the last Fridays in August and September in a field on Olive Street between Grant and Bibbins streets.
The movie for Friday, Aug. 28 will be Trolls World Tour while the film for Friday, Sept. 25 has not yet been announced, city officials said.

The first drive-in style “Movies in the Park” took place July 31 when the city showed  Sonic the Hedgehog. Romulus partnered with Colorful Events, a local small business, to provide the nearly 25 car loads of participants with pre-movie bingo and other activities.
“Movies in the Park has been a beloved summer activity the Romulus community for the last few years,” said Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “I'm grateful for my team for their quick thinking and innovative approach to provide the community a twist on this favorite summer classic-at a safe distance.”
Upon arrival, moviegoers will be assigned a socially-distanced parking space on a first come, first-served basis. Guests will be required to stay in their vehicles or within their designated parking spaces, except when using the restroom. When exiting vehicles to use the restroom, guests are required to wear a mask. Concessions are not available, but attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 28, the public will be invited to help choose the last movie of the season via a poll on the city Facebook page.
For more information about Movies in the Park, call the Parks & Recreation Depart-ment at (734) 941-8665.