Yes, It is a hidden gem in NOCO!If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids, support a local charity, and help local businesses, Loveland Drive-in at the Outlets at Loveland is the way to do it all.
Our family went to see a 5pm show and have to say, I was skeptical of how well we would be able to see the show and how safe it would be.
When we arrived, we were easily directed to our place. We chose to sit in our car but others sat outside near their cars. Either is ok as long as you stay in your area and follow their COVID guidelines.
The vendors were wonderful! We had some goodies from The Chocolate Factory delivered to our car, a chocolate strawberry (a mommy treat), potato chips and of course popcorn! If you are looking for dinner there are other great vendors available that offer a variety of foods too.
When the movie stared, it was so clear and sharp! The LED technology is the magic that makes it possible to see a movie at 9am and 5pm look as good as a movie at 8:00pm.
Movies are shown every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am, 5pm and 8:00pm. Tickets are released every Wednesday at 7:30pm and they go FAST! They have movies for all ages. During the day they have movies that are mainly family friendly (Rated G and PG) and evenings are geared for an older crowd (Rated PG-13). Great for date night!
The best part is knowing that the shows benefit Thompson Education Foundation (TEF). My Big Day Events LLC is hosting the events to help TEF.
The cost is by donation so you pay what you like. Suggested donations to help as many kids as possible, keep the following information in mind:
This was so fun! My daughter just can NOT wait to go again! She loved "camping out in the back seat!" We will be making this a weekly family date!
Macaroni Kid is proud to partner with My Big Day Events Loveland Drive-In, TEF, Outlets at Loveland, and I Loveland!
We will be having giveaways in the future for free tickets!
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The drive-in runs June 5 through July 12 in the north lot of The Outlets at Loveland. Tickets go on sale June 3.
Drive-In details – how it works:
Thank you to the Greeley Tribune for posting an article on NoCo's latest attraction today.
The Loveland Drive-In, a popup theater event, is set to host a movie series kicking off the weekend of June 5-7 at the Outlets at Loveland, 5661 McWhinney Blvd.
Participants can choose from three different show times — 9 a.m., 5 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Movies shown at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. are family friendly and rated G or PG. Movies shown at 8:30 p.m. are rated PG-13. New movies will be shown each week.
Movies will be shown on a large LED wall that is often used in event centers such as Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater and outdoor festivals.
Unlike video projection, the LED wall is capable of competing with the sun, thus allowing for multiple showings throughout the day and evening.
Audio will be broadcast through a radio station in your car or on a portable radio.
While attendees can bring their own food, drinks and snacks, there will be food trucks and vendors onsite. Liquor is not permitted at the event.
Restrooms will be available onsite with lines being regulated. Guests must wear masks when visiting restroom facilities.
Organizers ask that all pets be left at home and shows will go on rain or shine.
Vehicles will be parked according to height in a checkerboard fashion so that views aren’t blocked. Busses, campers, semi-trucks and other non-traditional vehicles are not allowed at the event.
Guests may sit outside their vehicles as long as they maintain social distancing recommendations of 6 feet from other guests. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 years sitting outside their vehicle.
Audience members are asked to follow all state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and remain in their vehicles during the show.
Tickets for the shows are $20 per vehicle and go up for sale online the Wednesday prior to the show date.
In addition to offering a fun and safe entertainment option for the entire family, the event is a fundraiser for the Thompson Education Foundation. Donations are encouraged and appreciated.
For more information on movies, show times, tickets or guidelines, go to www.lovelanddrivein.com.
Let's enjoy the outdoors together safely!