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Drive-in movie at Cedar Lakes set for July 17

Staff Writer
Jackson Newspapers

Cedar Lakes is hosting a drive-in movie night on Friday, July 17. It’s the traditional style from days gone by, but with a twist.

Cars will be parked to allow enough room to sit on chairs or blankets. Instead of the six-foot social distancing space required, Karen Facemyer, director of Cedar Lakes, said that the spacing will be expanded to eight feet. The movie will start when it gets dark, estimated around 9 p.m.

“This will give a little more flexibility to the evening,” she said. “Those who come can stay in their cars and watch or, while staying with their group, sit outside but close by.”

The movie that will be played on a 12.36 ft high x 16 ft wide screen is Frozen II. Two large powerful speakers will provide sound.

No drive-in movie is complete without concessions. Facemyer said there will be a good variety available, including pepperoni rolls, popcorn, nachos, candy, and drinks.

“We have a concession trailer set up just like you’d see at a fair,” she said. “We’ve been in close contact with the Jackson County Health Department to get everything approved. Any staff will be masked, there will be sanitizing stations, and spots will be marked off to allow six feet between customers.”

It’s important to Faceymer that Cedar Lakes is able to provide this event.

“Jackson County needs some family fun entertainment that is acceptable during this pandemic,” she said. “And to be quite frank, we need to find ways to bring in some money. We’ve been hit pretty hard during this time so we’ve decided to be more creative. We really wanted to do something that will make the community happy and help us too.”

For information about admission to the event or other details, call Cedar Lakes at 304-372-7860.