September 10, 2020, Palm Springs, CA: Starting this Friday, September 11, 2020, The Coachella Valley Drive In opens at the Historic Palm Springs Air Museum. First run films presented September 11 through the 13th are Bill & Ted Face the Music, The New Mutants, and Unhinged. Space is limited. Tickets are advance sale only. Concessions are available on site. For more information, visit CoachellaValleyDriveIn.com.
The films screen on a huge 42 by 23 feet screen that starts at 8 feet from the ground. Grand opening is this Friday, September 11. Thereafter, films will show Thursday through Sunday evenings, after the Museum closes. Sponsors are The Shalhoub Family – McDonald’s. Each car with paid admission receives two coupons from McDonalds: one for a future free Breakfast Sandwich and one for a future free Big Mac. Limit is two coupons per car, and coupons can be redeemed at local McDonald’s restaurants only.
The Drive In – Coachella Valley is owned and operated by Socially Distanced Entertainment, LLC. Partner Eric Aline says “Socially Distanced Entertainment is dedicated to bringing fun and safe events to the Coachella Valley. We hope to invigorate our local community through jobs and business opportunities. Furthermore, we hope to create a little escapism and some semblance of normalcy for our families. We chose the Palm Springs Air Museum because we are committed to involving our local partners.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is a historical site with an abundance of character. We hope patrons are engulfed in the ambiance of our location and appreciate a little history while they make memories with their families. What makes us different from others is we are local to the core. We live here, grew up here, and are raising our families in the Coachella Valley. We want nothing more than to see our community thrive.”.