The Grand plans 2 drive-in movie musicals at Bellevue

The Grand's Drive-In Cinema at Bellevue

The Grand, which brings Broadway shows to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, on Tuesday announced two drive-in movie musicals at Bellevue State Park.

“Pitch Perfect” will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. The 2012 PG-13 film, which inspired two sequels, focuses on an all-girl a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks.

“Mary Poppins,” the 1964 G-rated classic with a magical nanny, follows at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

 

Tickets are $15 for a car and driver, and $15 more for each occupant. Vehicles with more than four occupants are discouraged. All paid tickets include popcorn and a drink. Children under 12 are free.

The Grand Cinema at Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Road, Brandywine Hundred, follows state guidelines on social distancing and masks.

The Grand was so successful with its Drive-In Concerts at Frawley Stadium on the Wilmington Riverfront that its format was followed by the Democratic National Convention for an outdoor screening of Joe Biden’s nomination acceptance speech. Their movies join outdoor movies at Frawley Stadium, the Delaware Art Museum and various Wilmington parks.

 

Frawley Stadium

A high-definition LED display will be on the infield for Movie Nights, and tickets will be limited to allow for social distancing in the stands of the stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington. Gates open at 6 p.m., with showtime at 7. All tickets must be purchased with credit or debit cards. Tickets include popcorn and water. Concession stands won’t be open. Still to come:

  • Thursday: “Captain America: Civil War,” 2016 PG-13 superhero film. $12.
  • Friday: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” 2001 PG adaptation of the first book. $12.
  • Saturday: “The Rise of Skywalker,” 2019 PG-13 episode IX in the Star Wars series. $16, including a limited edition Blue Rocks Star Wars beanie.

 

DelArt Cinema 

The movies take place every other Thursday through Oct. 29 at the sculpture garden at the museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, with rain dates the next evening. Admission, by advanced purchase only, is $19 per person and includes popcorn and soda or water. There’s a discount for museum members, and other refreshments can be bought. Gates open at 7:45 p.m., and the drive-in screenings start about 8:30. Restrooms inside the museum will be available. The lineup:

  • Oct. 1: “The Birdcage,” 1996 R-rated comedy starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
  • Oct. 15: “North by Northwest,” 1959 unrated Alfred Hitchcock thriller and and one of the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest movies.
  • Oct. 29: “Frankenstein,” 1931 PG horror classic and another on the AFI list.

 

City Parks series

The city Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with West Side Grows and Central Baptist Community Development Corp., for the free series , supported by a $5,000 donation from M&T Bank. 

The city has been suspending permits for public events and is calling this a “pilot” program that will be “heavily supervised” to ensure social distancing and other aspects of safety. Showtime is at 7 p.m.

  • Sept. 23: “Aladdin,” 2019 PG live-action Disney musical. Father Tucker Park, Ninth and Scott streets, with a Sept. 30 rain date.
  • Sept. 24: “Moana,” 2016 PG animated Disney film. Cool Spring Park, with a Sept. 25 rain date.
  • Sept. 25: Film to be announced, Brown, Burton Winchester (Prices Run) Park, 26th and Locust Streets, with a Sept. 26 rain date.
  • Oct. 2: Film to be announced, Clifford Brown Garden, 1500 Clifford Brown Walk, with an Oct. 3 rain date.
  • Oct. 8: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” 2019 PG biography of Mr. Rogers. Cool Spring Park, with an Oct. 9 rain date.
  • Oct. 22: Harriet,” 2019 PG-13 Harriet Tubman biography. Cool Spring Park, with an Oct. 23 rain date.

 

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