Rogue One will be shown on a 55-foot outdoor movie screen as the third installment of The Summer Drive-In Movie Series, presented by What’s Next Midlands and brought to life by the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce, S.C., and Fun Flicks Columbia.
Guests can watch from their cars or bring picnic blankets or chairs and enjoy a nostalgic evening in an old-school, outdoor drive-in movie theater setting.
June 17 – Throwback Night (Grease)
July 22 – Horror Night (The Shining)
August 12 – Star Wars Night (Rogue One)
Rain dates are May 27, June 24, July 29 and August 26.
What’s Next Midlands, “an idea hub that inspires community action,” held a voting event in late March to pick an idea that would positively impact livability in the Midlands.
Finalists included a bicycle co-op, a trolley running through the Gervais Street corridor, and a pet-friendly business campaign. Coming out on top was an idea to host a pop-up drive-in movie theater at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.
The project will be completed with the help of the speedway’s manager, John Banks, who is also the owner of FunFlicks in Columbia, a national provider of indoor and outdoor movie events.
Banks tells us details are still being worked out but to expect a “festival atmosphere” featuring food truck vendors, live music and more. Movie nights will be a once-a-month affair.
Movies will be shown on an inflatable 55′ diagonal screen in the speedway’s 9-acre infield, which will accommodate between 250 and 300 cars.
Banks said the screen at the speedway will be almost as big as the permanent 65′ screen at The Big Mo drive-in theater in Monetta.
Pop-up movie nights at the speedway are set to begin this summer, but further details have yet to be released.
(Provided image above is of a similar pop-up drive-in theater (Source: John Banks, FunFlicks)