Renowned for hosting outdoor movies across the Coast, Starry Nights Outdoor Movies has partnered with The Imperial Hotel Eumundi and come up with a physical distancing solution by announcing they will be hosting drive-ins at the Eumundi Showgrounds.
The first drive-in will take place on Friday 5 June, with a screening of 80s cult classic ‘The Goonies’. Gates will open at 5pm, with the film screening at 6.30pm.
Trent Harvison from Starry Nights says he has been overwhelmed with requests from movie lovers keen to see drive-in screenings happen on the Coast.
“With so many gigs and events now not possible, it seems like the right time to provide that nostalgic cinematic experience – with guests able to isolate in their cars,” he says.
“Car numbers will be limited to just 80 cars for the first screening – with vehicles to be spaced at least two metres apart to ensure appropriate physical distancing.
“We’re keeping the price to just $25 per car, with tickets sold in advance to ensure a contactless entry. To pre-book tickets, visit www.ticketebo.com.au/starrynights
“At this stage, we won’t be offering meals on site, but rather encouraging guests to bring a ‘car picnic’ or pre-order from The Imperial Hotel Eumundi,” Trent says. “Pizzas and drive-ins go hand in hand, so think about ordering from the hotel and then picking it up on your way to the drive-in,” he says.
Starry Nights stresses that social distancing should be observed at all times, with guests asked to remain in their cars unless absolutely necessary. Bathrooms on site will be monitored, and regularly cleaned and sanitised. Guests are also asked to take home what they bring as there will be no rubbish bins on site.
More about THE GOONIES (Rated PG):
The Goonies are a group of friends living in a village – the group’s leader Mikey Walsh, his older brother Brand and gang members Andy, Data, Stef, Mouth, and Chunk. They are being evicted from their homes which are soon to be demolished.
Setting out to find a way of saving their homes, The Goonies find a treasure map and they set off in search for the treasure of the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy – located beneath an abandoned restaurant.
Joined by a deformed gentle giant named Sloth, The Goonies embark on a great adventure through an underground maze filled with traps and skeletons, where they are pursued by Sloth’s mother, thief Momma Fratelli and his brothers Jake and Francis.
For more information, visit www.starrynights.com.au, or www.facebook.com/starrynightsoutdoormovies