As the days get shorter, the end of the inaugural drive-in movie series at the Silver Lining Drive-In is in sight. The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford County Fair, invites the community to enjoy the final dates of 2020 movie season, including the Drive-In’s first double-feature this Saturday, October 10th!
The Disney adventure film Enchanted starts the evening with gates opening at 6pm for the 8pm showing. Everyone is invited to dress up as their favorite princess or Disney character for some pre-Halloween fun. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which had been rescheduled due to rain will follow at 10:10pm Ticketholders for either show will get both films for the price of one, with tickets still available online or at the gate ($5 for ages 10 and up; 9 and under free.)
“We’re so thrilled to be able to offer a double-feature this season,” said Chamber President-CEO Kellie Goodman Shaffer. “It’s something people have been asking us to consider, and with the weather expected to be unseasonably warm, we’re just so glad that this can happen.”
Guests will be greeted at the gate by the team from ALSM Head Start and Early Head Start with a give-away for kids; Shetter Insurance is also sponsoring Enchanted as a way to give back to the community during these challenging times. Fisher’s Pharmacy and Allstate Burchfield Agency are sponsors of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Chamber appreciates all the companies who have sponsored the drive-in project during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Every night as we turn on the movies, we are just so grateful to everyone who made the movie series possible,” added Goodman-Shaffer. “Without the Silver Screen Dream Team that built the huge screen, and all of the businesses that provided financial support, this just would not have been possible.”
Just a few chances to enjoy the Drive-In remain this fall, including Irish Night, Friday, October 16th, featuring a drive-in concert by Irish Rock Band, Full Kilt, followed by the Full Kilt, followed by the Byrne and Kelly Music Documentary, Echoes, The Story, sponsored by Lynn Ashe, Pennwood Ophthalmic Associates and Timber Ridge Chiropractic. Olde Bedford Brewing Company will join the drive-in food vendors, including Maddie Lou’s BBQ, Meadows Kettle Corn and Lemonade, the Bedford Masonic Lodge and Bedford Sunrise Rotary for the special Celtic Night with gates opening at 5pm.
The Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fundraiser and showing of Addams Family is scheduled for October 17th, and then the Drive-In movie season ends with a Halloween night showing of the holiday classic, Hocus Pocus. Costumes are welcomed for the Halloween finale, hosted by Edward Jones advisors Leigh Shank and Brian Jeffries and Juniata Realty.
“We hope the Drive-In has brought lots of family fun and a little bit of normalcy to our region this year,” said Goodman-Shaffer. “The nostalgia of the drive-in and the spirit of our very special community has been such a pleasure to witness, and we hope to be able to continue the movie series in 2021.”
Movie goers are asked to help to keep the community safe and abide by CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, with cars parked at least 10 feet apart and a masks requirement for visits to concession stands and restrooms. Guests are advised to keep a 6-foot distance between non-related parties.