Portland Expo Center launches drive-in movie series for August

Portland, OR – The Portland Expo Center is pairing two of America’s great passions this summer – the automobile and the silver screen. If you grew up going to drive-in movies, you know what a treat it is to travel with your family or date to see a movie in your car. Many think those days are long since gone, but worry not! The Portland Expo Center is creating an authentic drive-in movie experience to be played on a giant screen this summer on Expo’s 53 acre campus. The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular! is an all-ages event that has all the familiar fun with a modern twist. Unlike the traditional drive-ins of days gone by, The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular! allows families and friends to enjoy watching clear digital projection from inside the comfort of their own car or outside in lawn chairs. In place of the rustic speaker box, sound will be accessible via car radio through a special FM frequency, in addition to outdoor speakers for bicyclists and pedestrians.  

The summer movie series is slated for two weekends:  August 13- 15 and August 20- 22, 2015:

  • Thursday, August 13 – The Day the Earth Stood Still                                        
  • Friday, August 14 -- Ghostbusters
  • Saturday, August 15 – American Graffiti
  • Thursday, August 20 – Young Frankenstein
  • Friday, August 21 – Poltergeist
  • Saturday, August 22 – Star Trek II- Wrath of Khan 


Presale tickets for cars are available online and are $10.00 (plus service charge) for carloads up to six people. Tickets day-of event are $15 per carload. Those walking, riding their bicycles or taking MAX, the entry fee is $5 per person. Package pricing is also available – please visit www.expodrive-in.com  for more details. Space for car parking is limited, buy your tickets today! Day of car tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. In order to provide the best sight-lines possible, large vehicles will be placed accordingly

Each night there will be different activities, car clubs, entertainment, short films and more – plus a beer garden, plenty of food vendors, and music.

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Friday, June 19, 2015