Drive-In Movie This Weekend in Bucktown

Drive-In movie sign
Looking for a fun event in the age of social distancing? Well I guess everything old is new again. A drive-in movie is planned for this Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Bucktown Marina! The iconic 1978 movie Grease will be shown on a 40-foot screen set up on the grassy field next to the Bucktown Marina (over the levee in Bucktown near the Coast Guard station).

The event is planned by the Z Event Company who said, "We are giving back to our community the best way we know how– by putting on an enjoyable event with built-in social distancing allowing families to share a car and a show!”

The drive-in will be open Friday May 22nd. Limited tickets will be sold. (In the case of a quick sell out, we will consider an additional screening Saturday night). Entry to the Bucktown Marina park will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 22nd, for ticketholders to park and begin enjoying food and beverages. *All cars must be parked by 7:30 PM, with the film rolling promptly at 8:00 PM.

“In some ways, COVID is encouraging us to enjoy simple pleasures like bike riding, getting outdoors and now drive-in movies! It feels like stepping back in time, so Grease is perfect,” adds Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken who helped suggest the Bucktown Harbor site.

Advance food purchase will be available along with ticket purchase on the Eventbrite website. Pre-ordering is recommended, as we cannot ensure availability otherwise. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as snacks.

Tickets are limited. $25.00 for each vehicle and driver, $15 per additional passenger. In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, tickets will be honored at a rescheduled date.