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Two family-friendly drive-in movies planned for Farm Show parking lot

Movies will be shown in the parking lot of the PA Farm Show Complex.

The coronavirus pandemic has robbed us of many fun, communal experiences.

Movie-going is among those, but Midtown Cinema and Friends of Midtown are teaming up to bring it back.

In August, the two will partner for a special drive-in movie experience—“Carpool Cinema”—in the parking lot of the state Farm Show Complex parking lot, featuring two family favorites.

First up, “Jurassic Park,” which is slated for Saturday, Aug. 8. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 29, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will be screened. Both movies will have two show times: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The movies will be shown on a large, bright LED screen, which allows for daytime viewing, according to Midtown Cinema.

Given the pandemic, certain restrictions will be enforced. For instance, screenings will be limited to a 250-person capacity, and facemasks will be required. Portable toilets will be available on site.

According to the cinema, this is primarily a drive-in event, though a “limited number” of non-car spaces will be available for groups.

Ticket prices will be determined per vehicle or group space: $15 for matinees and $25 for evening screenings.

For more information and to order tickets, visit

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