Misquamicut drive-in opens for season

The Misquamicut Drive-In Theatre will open tonight at 9 p.m. with "Dirty Dancing," starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

This season, 24 movies will be offered through Oct. 10. Movies in May and June will be shown on Friday nights at 9 p.m. During July and August the movies will be shown on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. In September and October, shows will be on Fridays at 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 per car. A concession stand on-site will offer hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soda. The lot opens one hour prior to show-time and features classic drive-in movie previews from the 1960s and '70s with local sponsors and classic commercials mixed in.

The spring schedule runs as follows: May 9: "Dirty Dancing"; May 16: "The Karate Kid"; May 23: "The Outsiders"; May 30: "Top Gun"; June 6: "Sixteen Candles"; June 13: "Point Break"; June 20: "Summer Rental"; and June 27: "Stand By Me."

The Misquamicut Drive-In Theatre is at 316 Atlantic Ave. at Wuskenau Town Beach. Summer and fall movie lineups will be featured on Misquamicut.org and Misquamicut Beach on Facebook and Twitter.

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