Westbrook, Maine’s Pride’s Corner Drive-In Opens This Weekend – Here’s What’s Playing
Pride's Corner Drive-In is ready to fire up the projector this weekend for another season of watching movies under the stars with a double-feature scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Prides Corner Drive-In originally opened in 1953 and is still in business 70 years later. I remember seeing Superman III at Pride's Corner back in 1983, which was the first of two really bad Christopher Reeve Superman films. I liked it as a kid, but looking back now, it was awful.
Prides Corner Drive-In still shows first-run movies today, but they also show retro classics going all the way back to the days when the drive-in first opened. Their seasons usually go until the snow flies, allowing them to show Christmas Classics in December like The Polar Express, Elf and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. That of course is under the condition that we don't get buried in a big December snowstorm.
With the price of everything going up these days, tickets prices at Prides Corner are still affordable at $20 per car with up to 2 people, $30 per car with 3 to 5 people, and if you're rolling in with a minivan, it's just $5 more for each additional person above 5.
What's on the really big screen for opening weekend? It starts as the 2022 season started with a movie based on a video game. Last year it was Sonic The Hedgehog 2. This season it's the blockbuster hit Super Mario Bros, which has already raked up over $1.2 million in ticket sales worldwide.
The second feature is Fast X. Yeah, that's right. The Fast and the Furious never ends with the tenth movie in theaters now. That means Fast and the Furious has almost as many movies in the can as Star Wars does, which is at eleven.
Gates open May 19 and 20 by 7:15 and tickets will be available at the box office, cash only The weather on Friday night is looking good, but we're likely to see rain Saturday night, but the movies will still go on regardless.