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This Chester Springs Drive-In Movie Night Benefits Animal Welfare

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Main Line Animal Rescue will screen The Sandlot on Aug. 15.

Despite loosening restrictions in the wake of the pandemic, many summer favorite activities have been postponed or canceled this summer. That’s led event planners to get creative with socially distanced celebrations, including the revival of some old school favorites like drive-in movies. Main Line Animal Rescue, the Chester Springs nonprofit dedicated to homeless animals, is embracing the changes and hosting a drive-in movie night on Aug. 15. It will screen 1993 classic The Sandlot.

Taking place on the rescue’s sprawling grounds, the event will accommodate over 100 cars and will benefit the organization’s mission. Like many nonprofits, businesses and individuals, MLAR has felt the financial effects of the crisis and was unable to hold some of its usual fundraising events this year. “During the pandemic, raising funds for our lifesaving mission has been challenging,” says site director Susan Chew. “With so many of our in-person events cancelled, we are thrilled to finally be able to invite the public back to the farm for this socially distanced event.”

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Attendees, which will be limited to 250, per Gov. Tom Wolf’s guidelines, will be required to wear face masks if they leave their cars and will be less than six feet from other groups. General admission tickets are $10 per adult and $7 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under can attend for free. Priority tickets with parking in the first and second rows are also available for $250 and $150 each, respectively. Cars in the first two rows are limited to 10 tickets.

The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and general admission parking is first come, first served. The movie will begin around 7:50 p.m.

“We hope to see many people, safely tucked in their cars or sitting out on the lawn in front of their vehicles, for a night at the movies to bring a sense of normalcy to our lives while helping us save animal lives,” adds Chew.

1149 Pike Springs Road, Chester Springs.