MANSFIELD ─ Here is another option for those who wish to get outside and enjoy the season this weekend ─ watch movies under the stars.
The Springmill Drive-In Theater has announced the opening of the 2021 season starting on Friday, May 14. On Friday and Saturday, the theater will show “Tom & Jerry,” a film adaptation of the classic cartoon, on screen one at 8:50 p.m. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which features the two greatest icons in the Monsterverse, will be on the same screen at 10:50 p.m.
Screen two will feature “Spiral” at 8:45 p.m. The crime and horror movie is starred by Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan David Jones. At 10:40 p.m., screen two will show “Chaos Walking” starred by Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Demián Bichir, according to the theater’s website.
All four movies are 2021 releases.
The Springmill Drive-In Theater, located at 1040 Springmill Road, was established in 1950. It is equipped with two screens that show first-run double features respectively. Occasionally, it shows triple features with no extra charge.
Those interested in going need to make sure the FM radio in the car is working or bring one to the site to hear the movies’ audio. The box office will open at 7:45 p.m.
The admission on Friday and Saturday is $10 for adults and $5 for children, according to the theater’s website. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children from Sunday through Thursday.
A $10 food permit is required with the admission if customers chose to bring their food or drinks. The concession stand onsite offers different specials from Sunday through Thursday. Cash and cards are accepted.
According to the theater’s policies, each ticket is for the movies on the same screen. No screen switching is allowed. Those who want to switch will have to leave the drive-in, purchase another ticket and reenter the place.
In addition, trucks, vans, SUVs and vehicles taller than five feet have to park no closer than four rows from the screen. The first three rows are reserved for smaller vehicles.