There are still a few operating drive-ins around the country, but they are few and far between. That fact should not keep us from enjoying an outdoor movie. The Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, along with the PSCF Foundation, are turning back the clocks and will be presenting several drive-in movies this summer. The presentations will take place a half hour after sundown and will take place on the Carnival Lawn. Movie goers are welcome to bring their cars and watch the movie, or neck. People can also bring a blanket and spread out on the grass to watch as well. Movies will be shown on a large, 15 foot screen and sound will be broadcast by speakers for those not in cars, and transmitted to the radio for those in cars.
Admission is free. The PSCF Foundation, a non-profit organization that benefits the fairgrounds, will have a concession stand with popcorn, sodas, candy and hotdogs. The purpose of the drive-ins are to bring more people to the fairgrounds, offer some family entertainment, and most importantly, have fun. Of course, anyone is welcome to join the Foundation or make a donation, but the main mission is to have a good time. These movies will sometimes be shown as part of other events at the fairgrounds, but will still be open to the general public. The first date will be Friday, June 3, the night before the County Picnic. This should be especially exciting with all the classic cars that will be lined up to watch the classic; “Plan 9 From Outer Space” starring Bela Legosi. Along with the main feature will be a couple of classic Superman and Felix the Cat cartoons, as well as an educational short about nutrition. It should be a real scream.
The second scheduled movie will be the following week as part of the Classic Vintage Trailer Rally at the fairgrounds. That presentation will be “Teenagers From Outerspace”, with the tag line; “Thrill crazed space kids blasting the flesh off humans.” Seems so innocent, doesn’t it? Again, everyone is welcome to this now unusual experience. Look for future presentation.
You can see copies of the movie posters on the fair website; www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net.