The drive-in theater experience kicks off tomorrow, October 2 with Beetlejuice and Pet Semetary.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 01, 2020
Children at a Drive-in Movie
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Charleston area readers, do we have the event for you: "Drive-In the Woods" at the Woodlands Nature Reserve—a sprawling haven for hiking trails, wildlife, and forest magic just outside of Charleston—is running a socially-distanced drive-in movie theater experience with Halloween-themed films all month long.

As part of Woodlands Nature Reserve's "Spaced Out" series, the event will feature safety protocols in light of the coronavirus pandemic and all attendees should wear a mask. Every Friday and Saturday for the month of October, the privately owned nature reserve will run two drive-in movie showings, one at 7 p.m. (PG or PG-13) and one for adults at 9 p.m. Movies include Beetlejuice, Hotel Transylvania, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, Ghostbusters, and more spooky and/or funny seasonal hits. To make the experience more fun, pre-movie live musical acts will perform showtime and food trucks and vendors will be on-site for guests to enjoy. All movies will be played in a sprawling tree-lined field on a 60 x 30 screen with HD audio or HD audio of FM transmission, and attendees are encouraged to bring coolers, blankets, and chairs to enhance their comfort during the experience. Learn more details and read the full movie lineup here.

You can buy tickets here for $40 per vehicle ($10 per additional passenger up to eight guests max) or $60 per vehicle for double features. Overnight and camping options are also available for purchase.

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With the pandemic continuing to wreak havoc across the globe, Halloween may look very different this year, but events like this certainly show us that a little creative thinking can go a long way, especially in the most trying of times. Be sure to share this news with all of your loved ones who live near Charleston. We hear that watching Beetlejuice is even more of an experience with a backdrop of stars and trees.Let us know: What are your favorite fall movies to watch? Do you adore horror films or are you strongly in Camp Rom-Com?