People at last year’s drive in movie night in Idaho Falls. | Thanks to Just 4 Kids’ Facebook page
IDAHO FALLS – School is starting up again soon and a local business wants you to have some fun before summer is over.
Just 4 Kids Urgent Care in Idaho Falls is hosting a free drive-in movie night at the Motor Vu Drive-in on Monday, Aug. 16.
Emily Chantry, the director of marketing and events, tells EastIdahoNews.com that the gates will open at 7:30 p.m. The theater will be playing ‘The Croods’ at 9pm and there will be numerous prizes and giveaways ahead of the film.
“We’re going to do some trivia before the movie starts,” Chantry says. “Motor Vu usually hosts (the trivia), but Just 4 Kids will have some specific questions about the movie. There will be some swag giveaways from Motor Vu and Just 4 Kids. ”
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Just 4 Kids started hosting the drive-in movie night last year. Chantry says COVID-19 restrictions alone allowed them to be up to 50% of their capacity and about 150 cars were in attendance.
With over 400 stalls in the theatre, Chantry is looking forward to reaching full capacity this year.
Chantry says the pediatric clinic wanted to host a community customer appreciation event last year after so many events were cancelled. As they explored different options, they kept encountering roadblocks due to safety and social distancing concerns.
In the end, the drive-in night movie night was the most viable option.
“It was a way for people to stay in their cars if they wanted to. People were able to take social distancing, but it also gave people the chance to get out and do something fun and enjoy some time together as a family,” Chantry says. “We decided to just do it again because it went so well last year.”
Chantry Motor Vu is grateful for the cooperation with them and hoping for a good turnout.
The event is free for everyone, but tickets are required. Instead of handing out physical tickets, Chantry asks those who want to participate to fill out this form.
“Once they sign up, they can screenshot it or print it and show it at the gate,” she says.
Only one registration per car is required. So far, enough people have signed up to fill half the room, according to a Facebook post from the clinic on Aug. 9.
“This community has been a huge support to us and we’re really excited about the opportunity to give back through this fun event,” Chantry said in a press release.
Motor Vu Drive-in is located at 2095 North Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls.
Thanks to Emily Chantry