Everything Old Is New Again | Highlands PAC
Everything Old is New again, right?
Well…as far as Drive-in Theaters are concerned, that is.
The Highlands Performing Arts Center has opened a “temporary” drive-in theater in the Laurel Street parking lot.
That means you’re invited to Parking at the PAC in Ray’s Drive-in Theater, a new Gathering Spot where social distancing is the norm. Events will range from movies to Great Art on Screen documentaries (four are scheduled for October and November) to pre-recorded LIVE concerts. Movies will include your favorites and themed movie series: Film Noir, Classics, maybe a Humphrey Bogart Series. Let us know what you would like to see at [email protected].
PAC is working with local restaurants to provide concessions and create a Dinner & A Movie Night. Restaurants will provide a box dinner you can order and pick up then come Park at the PAC for a movie date night. Ray’s Drive-in Theater is also available for private parties. Call to select a date and a movie or concert.
Also, inside PAC, you can have a Dinner Party for 10. Dinner & a Play. Select one of the National Theater of London productions, select your favorite restaurant or caterer and enjoy dinner and the theater with your friends, with cabaret seating (groupings of two seats and a small table).
The drive-in equipment was made possible through some fabulous community members who saw the need our community had to be able to gather and enjoy a night out. The equipment will be used well into the future at various locations and for various events. Think “Movies in the Park.” The movie screen (24’ X 11’) is inflatable and portable. The audio comes through your cell phone via an FM radio channel. What could be easier?
In addition, the MET Opera will begin a series of encore performances in October: Madame Butterfly, October 10; Il Trovatore, November 7; and Tosca, December 5. These will be screened inside PAC, with safe cabaret seating.
We may still have to be socially distanced, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see each other and enjoy being entertained.