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Drive-in movies have developed into a popular form of entertainment for communities around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center (PAC) will bring the socially-distanced viewings to the Statesboro Campus starting March 6 with “Dreamgirls.”

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“The Performing Arts Center’s primary mission is cultural outreach to the community, and in a normal year, we are lucky to be able to host dozens of events each semester,” said PAC Director Stacie McDaniel. “We’ve been toying with the idea of presenting a series of films for a while, and this situation has just given us a reason to find a way to make it viable and unique.”

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The movie series will be broken up into four themed nights, including musical night with “Dreamgirls,” date night with “The Notebook,” family night with “Frozen” and classic night with “Ghostbusters.” Each film will have two screenings.

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“We wanted to find a good mix of movies that would offer a little something for everyone in the community, including people of all different ages and backgrounds, plus those with small children, couples looking for a date night out of the house, and pods of friends or roommates,” McDaniel said.

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The drive-in will take place in the parking lot at 847 Plant Drive on the Statesboro campus. Guests should enter the lot on Plant Drive, near our lit marquee. Parking is first come, first serve and will begin an hour before each showtime. Masks will be required for patrons when interacting with event staff, as well as when using the restroom inside the PAC building.

Price of admission is $10 per vehicle and a car pass can be purchased either in person at the box office (Monday-Friday, 10am to 4pm), over the phone at (912) 478-7999, or through the GSU PAC website.

The films being shown are as follows:

Dreamgirls

March 6, 2021
Showtimes: 7:00pm and 10:00pm
Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content.
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.


Frozen

March 20, 2021
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10:00pm
Rated PG.
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.


The Notebook

April 17, 2021
Showtimes: 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality.
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.


Ghostbusters

May 1, 2021
Showtimes 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Rated PG
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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