There is troubling news about how our world is changing right now, but there are many stories of positive changes to be found, too. Many of us are discovering new hobbies – like gardening, crochet, or a new form of exercise – or rediscovering old ones – like reading novels, baking, or an old form of exercise we used to say we didn’t have time for.

Another positive change, at least as far as we’re concerned, is the resurgence of the drive-in movie theater. As the need for socially distant activities shutters performing arts venues around the country, some communities are repurposing empty fields and fairgrounds in order to bring people together in a safe and old-fashioned way.

The exciting news is that we have a new drive-in movie theater to enjoy right here in Winston-Salem! The Drive is located on the midway of the Carolina Classic fairgrounds, and each parking space is large enough to accommodate not only your vehicle, but there’s also plenty of room to set up some chairs in front of your car if you’d prefer to take in the night air. Either way, you’ll be a safe distance from the parking spot next to yours; The Drive is taking safety seriously.

Films are shown on a large screen once it gets dark, and audio is broadcast over an FM transmission, so you can hear it on your own radio. You might want to bring a radio of your own or remember to turn your ignition key to turn on radio only, no need to idle you engine. You can also order concessions from The Drive’s app, and staff will bring your order directly to your car.

This news gets even better: on Tuesday, July 28th, The Drive will be hosting a family-friendly screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This screening will be captioned, and, as previously noted, the parking is accessible, so we hope many people will join the Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities, the staff of Solutions for Independence, and representatives from the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools to watch a great movie and celebrate the ADA.

The Peanut Butter Falcon
Jul 28, 8:46 PM – 11:16 PM
Screen 2

Buy Tickets Here:

Adults: $8.50*
Kids: $7.00*

*Ticket price including facility charges. Additional taxes and fees are applied by Ticketmaster at checkout. Prices subject to change.
If you would like to attend the event and need information about accessible transportation, please contact WSTA/Trans Aid.

The Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities also has a limited number of tickets available for individuals with disabilities. Please contact, or call (336) 245-5678 for more information.