Charleston to hold drive-in music, movies this summer

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s capital city will hold a series of free drive-in movies and live music this summer after it was forced to cancel an annual festival because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday.

Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said the city will hold the events in the Big Lots parking lot on Patrick Street. Each vehicle must have one reserved ticket that can be found on the city’s website.

“The city has been working diligently to provide fun summer activities for folks that want to get out of the house safely,” she said.

The first movie showing will be “Jumanji: The Next Level” on June 12 at 9 p.m followed by a concert the following day. The city also plans to show “Aladdin” in July and “The Lion King” in August. Additional details can be found on the city’s website.

The drive-in events come after the city canceled its annual Live on the Levee concert series due to the pandemic.