Drive-in movies coming to Birch Bay Waterslides, starting with Jurassic Park

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The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with Birch Bay Waterslides, will host several drive-in movies this summer and into the fall. The waterslide park will host each event in its parking lot, which can fit up to 60 cars. The first movie night kicks off this Friday, July 31, with a screening of “Jurassic Park.” Though Friday’s event is already sold out, the chamber plans to release dates for future events soon.

Chamber executive director Liz Thornton said the event was created because “there’s nothing else to do,” over the summer during a pandemic. Due to Covid-19 regulations, Birch Bay Waterslides has been closed, allowing the chamber to use its empty parking lot as a drive-in venue. The event will follow state and local mandates to ensure participants’ safety.

Vehicles must be spaced 10 feet apart and participants should remain in their vehicles at all times unless going to the concession stand or using the restroom. When leaving the vehicle for any reason, participants must wear a mask.

Participants can listen to the film through an FM radio; the station will be provided upon arrival.

The chamber encourages participants to bring a portable radio to limit car battery usage. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be on sale at birchbaycamber.com; $25 per car and $15 per golf cart.

Upcoming showings will be announced on the chamber’s website at birchbaychamber.com and Facebook page at facebook.com/birchbaychamber. The events will run into October.

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