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Drive-In Movie

Raleigh Road Drive-In Theater

Evening Tour

3336 Raleigh Road (US Business Rt. 1)
Henderson, NC 27536
Magical Movies Under the Stars  www.raleighroaddrivein.com

Monday September 22 , 2014

(Rain Date Tuesday September 23, 2014)

Join us for an evening event to one of four remaining drive-in theaters left in North Carolina.  The movie shown will be the classic 1940 winner of two Academy Awards, The Grapes of Wrath Staring Henry Fonda. Be sure and watch the clip from the Movie (see below), and notice the Model A leaving the gas station.  The movie has lots of old cars in it including Model A’s and vintage highway scenes as the family travels US 66.

You should plan to leave between 5:30 and 6PM to arrive at the theater before the movie starts.   The theater is located on the south side of Henderson NC, a 48 mile drive from the host hotel in Cary.  The movie will officially start at 8PM, but may include classic cartoons and trailers starting after sundown, which will be at 7:12 PM.

Your admission ticket will include two hotdogs, a soft drink or tea or coffee, and popcorn for each ticket holder.  Additional concessions will be available.  You will also need to bring a FM radio for each car or group attending, since the movie sound is broadcast on radio.

Additionally, you may want to bring a lawn chair and perhaps a jacket for each person in case you want to sit outside under the stars and watch the movie.

In the event of bad weather on Monday, this event will be held Tuesday evening.  If the weather is bad both evenings, the movie will be held regardless of the weather Tuesday.  Please check with our club at the Host Hotel for updates.

Lastly, you should make sure your headlamps are in good working order, as the return trip back will be in the dark.

Movie info for The Grapes of Wrath:

“Ranking No. 21 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films, this 1940 classic is a bit dated in its noble sentimentality, but it remains a luminous example of Hollywood classicism from the peerless director of mythic Americana, John Ford. Adapted from John Steinbeck's classic novel, the film tells a simple story about Oklahoma farmers leaving the depression-era dustbowl for the promised land of California.  With little work potential on the horizon of the Oklahoma dust bowls, the entire family packs up and heads for the promised land of California via US 66. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions they encounter offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face.

This remarkable film version of Steinbeck’s novel was nominated for seven Academy Awards (and won 2), including for Best Picture, Actor (Henry Fonda), Film Editing, Sound and Writing.  With dialogue and scenes that rank among the most moving and memorable ever filmed, it's a classic among classics--simply put, one of the finest films ever made.”


Clip:  Grapes-Of-Wrath-The-Movie-Clip