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Amazon partnering with local drive-in for 50 cent movie night

King Drive-In located in Russellville

With most movie theaters still closed around the country, the nostalgic drive-in experience is having a resurgence. And now, Amazon is partnering with drive-ins across the country to premiere their newest film.

This weekend, May 15 & 16, Amazon will debut its latest original film “The Vast of Night” in select drive-ins nationwide, including one right here in North Alabama – King Drive-In located in Russellville.

The best part? Because the film is set in the 1950s, the price of admission is going retro as well to reflect the time period, as in just 50 cents per person!

It should be noted that according to their Facebook page, King Drive-In is observing social distancing guidelines. The concession stand will be open, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks as well.

So for less than the price of a soda, you get a safe and fun excuse to get out of the house on the weekend.

And if you’re not familiar with the movies showing, here’s a trailer and synopsis.

The Vast of Night

Set in the 1950s in New Mexico, two young kids discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines, and an anonymous phone call leads the two kids on a scavenger hunt into the unknown.

The Aeronauts

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

The Vast of Night shows first at 7:45 pm, followed by The Aeronauts around 9:45 pm. Both movies are rated PG13.

For more information, visit King Drive-In on their Facebook page.


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