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Former home of Happy’s Flea Market in Roanoke to transform into drive-in movie lot

Friday night's movie rescheduled due to weather

Drive-in movie nights coming to Roanoke
Drive-in movie nights coming to Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

The drive-in movie, “Jurassic Park,” scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, has been rescheduled to Friday, Aug. 28 due to storms in the forecast.

Saturday night’s event and showing of Shrek is still scheduled as planned.

ORIGINAL STORY

The list of things to do is limited right now with social distancing, but there will now be a pop-up drive-in movie, at least for a weekend in Roanoke.

The former home of Happy’s Flea Market will turn into a drive-in movie lot on Aug. 21 and 22 as the Williamson Road Area Business Association is putting on a night of socially-distanced fun.

“This has been a tough spring and tough summer for all of our businesses and families and we wanted to give back to the community so they could do something fun, something with their families,” said the organization’s executive director, Valerie Brown.

On top of Friday night’s showing of “Jurassic Park” and Saturday’s showing of “Shrek,” there will be food trucks and live music.

Entry costs $20 and money from ticket sales will also support the Williamson Road Area Business Association and the Grandin Theatre Foundation. You can buy tickets here.