In Need of plans for the long weekend? Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema near the East River should be your destination. A collaboration between Blue Moon Cinemas and Hockley's Showboat Drive-In, the new Fifth Ward drive-in, which opens September 3, will project films onto a 40- by 80-foot structure made from storage containers, according to a press release. And while the unique screen could be a draw, the big excitement is that Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated spy epic Tenet is kicking off the new venue’s screenings.
While it's one of the biggest movie events of the year (and not just because this year’s film season was basically cancelled), little is known about Nolan’s new film, save for its insane budget and stacked cast, which includes John David Washington, Michael Cane, Kenneth Branagh, and Robert Pattinson. Seriously, its plot has been something of a closely guarded Hollywood secret. What we do know is that it involves a time-bending mission to prevent a World War III—as if 2020 hasn’t been bad enough.
According to the release, Moonstruck will show both newly released and classic movies (this weekend’s schedule also includes stoner-throwback Bill & Ted Face the Music and Pixar’s Inside Out) and will also host drive-in concerts and other experiences. Each showing will allow up to 200 cars, and spots are first-come, first-serve. Event-goers will also get a fantastic view of downtown and a first glimpse of real estate investment group Midway’s 150-acre East River development, which has been inaccessible to Houstonians for years.
$25 (price includes a car permit and tickets for all passengers). Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema, 100 Bringhurst St. More info and tickets at moonstruckdrivein.com.