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Summer Drive-in Series: Apollo 13 – SOLD OUT Saturday, June 27

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Summer Drive-in Series: Apollo 13 – SOLD OUT Part of the Summer Drive-In Series

  • Date: June 27, 2020
  • Time: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Price: $45
    price per car. Lot opens 8pm, movie at sundown
  • Rating: PG

Underwritten in memory of Bill Bartholomay

The Apollo 13 mission was not supposed to be historic. Three astronauts, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert were supposed to go to the moon, a destination that people seemingly were no longer interested in. In fact, their broadcasts from space didn’t even make the news. And then the words came: “Houston…we’ve got a problem.”

On Earth, the astronauts’ families wait in horror as the reports continue to flow in. Bad reports. Gene Kranz, the flight director in Houston, works around the clock, hoping, just hoping, that something will actually go right. And Ken Mattingly, who, two days before the launch, was stripped of his chance to go into space due to the measles, attempts to figure out a way to get his friends back home. And suddenly, the news media becomes attentive as the whole world watches, praying for the safe return of three brave astronauts.

205,000 miles from home, the three astronauts watch as their crippled craft jettisons oxygen into space and carbon dioxide levels rise to brain damaging levels. They watch as the temperature drops past freezing, icing the windows and numbing their bodies. And they watch as their spaceship gets farther and farther from Earth, realizing that they may never see home again.Gorton Drive-In

Directed by Ron Howard
Starring Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kathleen Quinlan, Kevin Bacon

 

drive in at gorton this summer:

Parking lot opens at 8:00pm. Movie begins at sundown (around 8:30)
Please read below for important instructions regarding entry/exit and COVID-19 compliance at the event. By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to our COVID-19 warning and waiver.

Purchase a Vintage Drive-In T-shirt by calling our Box Office at 847/234-6060.  We will also be selling them at the movies for $20. The following sizes are available:

Youth Medium
Adult Small
Adult Medium
Adult Large
Adult XL
Adult 2XL


Check out our partnering restaurants and grab a to-go snack or meal on your way to the movie!  Click on link to place orders:

Inovasi Lake Bluff

Movie Snacks for 2-4:
Heirloom Popcorn
Marcona Almonds
Cheese Course, 4 cheeses
chips & 2 salsas
$25
Dinner for 4:
2 bottles of wine, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
salmon sushi roll
Crispy Calamari
asparagus salad
smoked pork entree
Mahi Mahi entree
vanilla custard dessert
$78 (this normally $110)

Market House, Lake Forest 

shrimp and pork tacos with guacamole -$20
salmon and arugula salad-$20
kids mac n cheese $10

 

PLEASE PLACE ORDER WITHIN 24 HOURS OF EVENT
Single Cheeseburger Meal ( Choice of American, Cheddar Cheese) , Handcut Fries + a drink $10
 
Kobe Beef Hot Dog Meal (Chicago Style, Cheese, or Chilli Cheese), Hand cut fries + a drink $9
Special Adds ons
Single Scoop sundae- choice of one topping $4.95
BYO Shake or Malt – $5.75
Pint of Ice Cream – $6.50
Movie Theater Box Candy  ( twister bites, cookie dough bites, sour patch kids, swedish fish) – $2.75

Protocol during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Arrive early to ensure a parking spot.

Our maximum capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic is 24 cars spaced appropriately (more that six feet apart).Parking lot will open at 8:00pm and we ask that you not arrive earlier in an effort to eliminate traffic congestion.

At this time, you must stay near or within the confines of your vehicle as much as possible. You may bring chairs or lay in the bed of your truck or in the back of a van. If you choose to sit outside, in the bed of your truck or in the back of your vehicle with your hatch open, you must be wearing a facemask.

If you are outside your vehicle, you must wear a facemask. If you would like one, please let us know.

Tickets are pre-sale only.  Please bring your ticket confirmation on a handheld device or pre-print your ticket at home. Enter between the pillars off of Illinois Rd. and you’ll be directed to our initial checkpoint where a Box Office attendant in appropriate PPE will check your ticket confirmation through your car window. No paper will be exchanged in an effort to restrict any possibility of cross-contamination.

All employees/volunteers have been educated and trained on the need for personal sanitation and hygiene as well as the sanitation of our facility and all employees/volunteers will be wearing PPE at the event.

Sound for the movie will be provided through your FM radio which eliminates the handling of individual speaker equipment. If you don’t want to run your car in battery mode the whole time, please plan to be able to play FM sound on another device.

Our bathrooms in the building will be open. There will be plenty of hand soap and sanitizer on hand. We will have a bathroom attendant ensuring there are never more than 10 gathered near the restrooms and will help maintain the 6’ of social distancing.

Pets are not allowed at this event.

Car consideration:

In order to ensure that all cars have an adequate view of the screen our attendants will direct you where to park.  If you come in a larger vehicle, expect to be placed near the back, but all viewing should be equally good. Any vehicle hatch that is blocking the view of those behind them may be asked to be lowered or shut.

How to listen:
If you don’t want to use your car radio, you may bring a portable stereo or radio to use and tune into 89.9fm

Once you leave, we will not be able to allow you back in.

All parking is first come first serve and as directed by our attendants. Any objects blocking or saving spaces may be asked to move. We recommend arriving together as we cannot allow you to save spaces, particularly during COVID-19.

The movie will play, rain or shine!  However, in the instance of high winds or lightening, movie will be rescheduled to a rain date.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

Gorton Community Center (“Gorton”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Gorton cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending or participating in a Gorton program, event or activity could increase your risk or your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

 

By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a Gorton program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Gorton program, event or activity.

 

 

 

By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a Gorton program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Gorton program, event or activity.

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