The HYM Investment Group is bringing entertainment back to Suffolk Downs this summer. To provide the region with a social-distancing friendly activity for all to enjoy, the owners of the former racetrack will be hosting a pop-up drive-in movie series every Thursday night from July 16 through September 10. HYM is recreating history at the Suffolk Downs site, which, in addition to the famous horse racing track, was once home to a drive-in theater from 1957-1970. During each movie night, there will also be food trucks for attendees to enjoy as they watch a wide variety of films on the 40-foot inflatable screen from the comfort of their vehicles.
The first two films to be shown will be Grease on July 16 and Field of Dreams on July 23. Movie will be announced biweekly at www.summerscreenatsuffolkdowns.com. The Summer Screen at Suffolk Downs aims to curate a collection of movies as diverse as the community of East Boston and surrounding cities and towns. Films will satisfy various ages, audiences, and cultures, including Spanish language movies.
WHAT: The Summer Screen at Suffolk Downs is a pop-up drive-in movie series designed to be a fun and safe activity to enjoy throughout the summer.
WHEN: The first pop-up movie night will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 8:30 pm. Movies will be shown each Thursday night from July through September.
WHERE: All drive-in events take place in the parking lot outside of the Suffolk Downs Clubhouse located off Tomasello Way at 525 William F McClellan Hwy, Boston, MA 02128.
HOW: The event space will have capacity for 300 vehicles, with a limit of up to six people per vehicle. Viewers will be able to park their cars on-site to enjoy movies every Thursday. Each vehicle will be parked 6 feet apart from each other, attendees will remain in their cars unless going to the bathroom or a food truck, and attendees will be required to wear a mask any time they are outside of their vehicle. All events will require one ticket per car to enter and tickets will cost $15. All visitors should practice city and state recommendations on social distancing.