With the weather finally improving, it's lights, camera, action for the big screen back outside with drive-in theaters reopening around the area. And while many of them are at least an hour away, the city of Milwaukee will also get to watch movies under the stars thanks to the return of Milwaukee Recreation's Family Drive-In Movie Night on Saturday, June 4.
Hosted at MPS Central Services – found at 5225 W. Vliet St. – the organization's second drive-in movie night will screen two recent animated family favorites: "Sing" at 3 p.m., followed by Disney's "Encanto" at 5:20 p.m. Families can sign up to watch both movies or just one, with registration costing $20 per vehicle per film. Popcorn and water will also be served at the screenings, though attendees are also invited to bring whatever snacks they'd like.
If it rains on June 4, the drive-in will instead take place the following week on Saturday, June 11.
“We are thrilled to be hosting this event for a second year,” said Lauren Lopez, Recreation Manager, in a release. "This is such an exciting experience and we hope that people will enjoy watching the movies with family and friends!"
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.