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Drive-in movies coming to Conner Prairie

Part of Heartland Film Festival
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Posted at 4:53 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 16:58:56-04

FISHERS — Drive-in movies have taken on new popularity during the pandemic.

But there aren't many drive-ins left, so Conner Prairie and the Heartland International Film festival are doing something about that.

A big portable screen will be put up in Conner Prairie's parking lot off Allisonville Road, and movies that are part of this year's Heartland Film Festival will be shown there on three nights in October. Audio from the films can be heard on car radios or a portable radio.

“Indy’s favorite fall traditions are finally uniting!” said Heartland Film President Craig Prater. “I can’t think a more fitting location to safely experience independent film’s best in the ‘heartland’ than being surrounded by the changing leaves at the historic Conner Prairie.”

The "pop-up" drive-in theater will host two films a night in Conner Prairie’s main parking lot on October 12, 13, and 14. Each evening will showcase a different theme and the line-up will be released in mid-September.

"Conner Prairie understands the challenges our community has faced over the last few months and we are thrilled to be able to partner with Heartland Films for this unique experience!” said Norman Burns, President and CEO of Conner Prairie. “We look forward to being able to offer our guests an opportunity to gather together safely, outside of their homes while enjoying some of the best feature films selected for Heartland Film Festival this year.”

The festival has already shown films this year at the Tibbs Drive-In Theatre on the Indianapolis west side.

For more information, go to this link: HeartlandFilmFestival.org.