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Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager
Jun 08, 2021
It was truly wonderful to reconnect with young audiences this past Sunday during our Zoom Family Program screening of E.T.: the Extra-terrestrial at South Drive-In. The night was warm with a gorgeous sunset to enjoy before the movie. Our Learning & Public Practice team put together bags full of crafting supplies and instructions for what to do with them, and we were happy to see that the activity bags were almost as popular with kids as the cups of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams being given away.
Below, we have a few pics from the night to share. Thanks to everyone who drove out to join us (and agreed to pose for this photographer); also to CoverMyMeds for supporting the event and to our partners at South Drive-In for being gracious hosts. We're looking forward to returning to the outdoor cinema two more times over the summer for free adult-oriented screenings: Escape from New York July 15 and Do the Right Thing August 12. And we'll have an update soon on plans to return to in-person screenings at the Wex Film/Video Theater.
Our intrepid crew of staff and volunteers set up (and lined up) next to the projection booth. (Photo: Jean Pitman)
The bags were filled and ready to go...
Free Jeni's caught the attention of this crew...
...While this family went for the craft supplies.
Others were simply chilling before showtime.
We were thrilled to see some familiar faces! Learning & Public Practice Director Dionne Custer Edwards (left) is joined here by local artists and Wex collaborators April Sunami and Dan Gerdeman, as well as Sunami's son and daughter.
Hope you can join us for another movie soon!