Michael B. Jordan will be bringing a special movie series to drive-in movie theatres across the United States!
As Entertainment Tonight shares, Jordan is launching A Night at the Drive-In, a summer-long event which aims to celebrate multicultural voices in cinema.
Jordan to curate double features through the end of August
Jordan has curated a selection of movies to be screened as double features at drive-in theatres in partnership with Amazon Studios and his production company Outlier Society, beginning on July 1.
As Entertainment Tonight reports, admission for local communities will be free, and all in attendance will receive refreshments provided by Black and Brown owned businesses— Path Water, Pipcorn Popcorn and Partake Cookies. "With this drive-in summer series, I hope that friends and families are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow," Jordan explained in a statement.
"Now more than ever, amplifying Black and Brown stories means engaging culture to speak to hearts and minds about the world we live in. As we use this opportunity to reimagine community and proximity, I am excited that these films will be shared and celebrated all across the country."
Jordan's screening series celebrates diversity while distancing
Jordan's suggestion for his culturally diverse drive-in movie series was quickly endorsed by the head of Amazon, Jennifer Salke. "When Michael and our friends at Outlier proposed this idea, we instantly agreed there was no better time to celebrate these inspired films featuring diverse stories while bringing communities together to share in the experience," Salke said in a statement.
"Drive-in theaters offer a unique experience in that they provide an inspiring and joyful communal experience while still maintaining safe social distance," she continued. "A special thanks to our friends and colleagues at Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures."
Jordan's drive-in movie series to focus on theme each week
Jordan, along with Outlier Society, curated films from Amazon Prime's library of content that correspond with a certain theme for each week. As Entertainment Tonight mentions, some of the themes include "movies to make you fall in love" (Love & Basketball, Crazy Rich Asians) and movies that make you proud" (Black Panther, Creed).
There's also movies to inspire your inner child" (Hook, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), "movies to make you open your eyes" (Do the Right Thing, Get Out), and "movies to make you laugh" (Coming to America, Girls Trip).
These are the theaters across America that Jordan will be bringing his A Night at the Drive-In movie series to:
Vineland Drive-In – Los Angeles, CA
Overlook Drive-In – New York, NY
Solano Twin Drive-In – San Francisco, CA
Sacramento Drive-In 6 – Sacramento, CA
Las Vegas 6 Drive-In – Las Vegas, NV
Shankweiler's Drive-In – Philadelphia, PA
Galaxy Drive-In – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Showboat Drive-In – Houston, TX
Ford Wyoming Drive-In – Detroit, MI
Springmill Drive-In – Cleveland, OH
South Drive-In Twin – Columbus, OH
Jesup Drive-In Twin – Savannah, GA
Bengies Drive-In – Baltimore, MD
Ocala Drive-In – Orlando, FL
Parkway Drive-In – Knoxville, TN
Midway Twin Drive-In – Cleveland, OH
Glendale Drive-in – Phoenix, AZ
Transit Drive-In – Buffalo, NY
Badin Drive-In – Charlotte, NC
Monetta Drive-In – Augusta-Aiken, SC