Pop-Up Drive-In Movies in Northeast Columbia

The Luminal Theater will present two free drive-in movie nights in Northeast Columbia in October 2020. Enjoy family-friendly films THE WIZ (Friday, October 23) and THE LAST DRAGON (Friday, October 30), accompanied by an opening short film by a Columbia resident. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

The Luminal Theater was created to provide shared audience experiences to underserved communities, and these pop-up drive-in movies will fulfill that goal. They will give the opportunity for attendees to engage with the art via online discussion and interaction. The Project Director, Curtis John, said: “The drive-in movies provide an alternative way, amidst the pandemic, to collectively enjoy film viewing.”

RSVP and find more info for both films at https://bit.ly/ColaMovEB, Even with RSVP, this event is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, so please arrive on time. Entrance opens at 6:30pm, and films begin at 7:30pm. The organizers will be adhering to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, so please make sure to stay in your cars unless you are going to buy popcorn or use the restroom, and when leaving your vehicle, please wear a mask. 

In addition to SC Humanities, the events are also sponsored by Red Olive Creative Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that addresses the growing needs of fundraising and organizational development for small arts + culture organization; Spotlight Cinemas; and The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia. Special thanks to the Carolina Film Network.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.