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Historic Drive-In Opens for 2020 Season

Jun 03, 2020 11:14AM ● By Press Release

Muskegon, MI.  (June 3, 2020) Responding to popular demand for collective entertainment in the time of social distancing, The Getty Drive In in Muskegon, Michigan, will be opening for the season on Friday, June 5.  The opening week’s movies include:  TROLLS WORLD TOUR, THE INVISIBLE MAN, SONIC and the original 1978 SUPERMAN. 

The Getty Drive in opened in 1944, making this the 76th season of summer movie-going.  “A lot of people have great memories at the drive in from when they were kids,” says Kevin Sims, General Manager. “The biggest change has been our transition to digital projection and digital sound broadcast through the radio, but otherwise, we’ve kept a lot the same.  It’s like a big family-friendly tail-gaiter; a summertime experience that you don’t want to miss.” 

Though much of the experience will remain the same, drive-in movie-goers should expect a few adjustments for better efficiency and protection of guests and staff.  

  • All customers are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online at Online convenience fees are being waived through July for all purchases. As a bonus, you will be fast-tracked through separate entry lines and be assured a ticket during what we anticipate will be a busy season!

  • The Getty will open at 50% capacity.  Sale of only half the available spaces will enable carloads to space out further from other drive-in guests.

  • The Getty will not be accepting cash for payment.  Please plan for online or credit card transactions only.

  • Drive In movie treats will be available at the concession stand, but the line will queue outside.  Customers are encouraged to wear a mask while inside the building.  Online ordering and delivery direct-to-the-car is coming soon!

  • For the first few weeks of the summer season, The Getty Drive In will be presenting a single feature of an older title on each of its four screens for the reduced price of $5.00 per ticket.  

SUPERMAN will be the first in a DC Comic Superhero series, which will feature origin films for BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and AQUAMAN in upcoming weeks.  The series will extend into July with a new title each week.  NEW movie releases are anticipated mid-summer.

“We exist to create space where story happens,” says Emily Loeks, of Studio C.  “These are not ordinary times, and we are all doing the best we can to support and serve each other in meaningful ways.  This much I can guarantee, The Getty is a magical experience.  It will be part of fun memories the community will share about the summer of 2020… and we all need a few of those.”