The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

Focus Event Group Announces “The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds”

A Health & Safety Focused Drive-in Movie Venue

High Point-based Focus Event Group is excited to announce The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. The Drive is a socially distanced drive-in movie and entertainment venue that provides outdoor movies and events for the Triad community. With a state-of-the-art projection system and an exciting schedule of films ahead, The Drive is this Summer’s destination for anyone in search of fun outdoor activities in a safe and relaxing environment.

The Drive features extra-large parking spots spaced at least 6 feet apart, a touch-free ticketing and entry process, fairgrounds concessions, including beer and wine, that can be ordered by mobile app and delivered to vehicles, and professional audio and video production provided by Winston-Salem-based Special Event Services, one of the nation’s premier live event production companies.

“New solutions are needed for community events and entertainment in the covid-era and beyond. We have been working with the Fairgrounds and City of Winston-Salem on the details necessary to create a safe and innovative outdoor entertainment venue for pandemic-weary families in the Triad,” said Chris King, President of Focus Event Group. “We are excited to partner with the city and the fairgrounds to bring this community drive-in space to life for the entire Piedmont-Triad. We hope this project will be an appealing opportunity for families seeking a safe entertainment experience in a public outdoor space.”

“As Winston-Salem’s Home for Entertainment, we are excited to work with The Drive on continued entertainment at our facility during this unique time of safety and restrictions. This experience will be unique in comparison to other area drive-ins by offering touch-free ticketing and concessions options, along with beer and wine selections, “ said Robert Mulhearn, Venue Manager at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

The Drive features a range of movies, from films that have been recently released to classic movies like “Grease,” projected on a world class 40 ft X 25 ft double-sided screen structure that is the centerpiece of the venue. The Drive opens July 7th and operate Tuesday to Saturday nights during July and August. In September, the drive-in will be open Thursday to Saturday until at least September 12th. Gates open each night at 7:30 PM and movies begin at dusk. The Drive also is planning “Midnight Movies” on several upcoming Saturday nights. Advance purchase tickets are available and highly recommended. The advance purchase ticket option provides a fast and easy way to enter the drive-in without delays.

The Drive debuts with “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Knives Out” the week of July 7th to 11th. The following week offers “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and “Grease.” The first “Midnight Movie” night will take place July 18th with “Parasite” and “Days of Thunder.” Gates for Midnight Movies open at 11:15PM. Advance purchase tickets will be available via Ticketmaster and highly recommended. The advance purchase ticket option provides a fast and easy way to enter the drive-in without delays.

Learn more at thedrivemovie.com

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