Five fun things that happened at our fall Drive-in Movie Series
Halloween is looking a lot different than the year's past, but the Parks Department is happy that we were able to continue Mayor Walsh’s Drive-in Movie series with Halloween classics. Here are five of our favorite moments from the event:
1. Our Pumpkin display really 'set the scene'
Thanks to our friends at the Dorchester Art Project (DAP), we were able to welcome guests to the event with a fantastic pumpkin display.
By partnering with DAP, which is based out of Fields Corner, we were able to commission 13 Boston-based emerging artists to help with this display. Seasonal plants from the Franklin Park greenhouse, and corn husks from Stillman’s Farm were welcomed additions to the display as well.
2. Audience members got creative with their car setups
With Halloween just days away, many audience members decided to get into the holiday spirit by decorating their vehicles with various decorations like festive lights, pumpkins, and some guests even dressed up themselves!
Guests were also given a Boston Activity Book at check-in, which acted as a nice pre-movie distraction for movie-goers.
3. Costumes did not disappoint at our Age Strong Matinee
Based on the popularity of our summer Drive-in Movie Matinee, we were excited to partner with the Age Strong Commission again for a special Age-Strong showing of "Hocus Pocus."
Bostonians ages 55 and older were invited to attend the show, many of whom took the opportunity to show off their finest Halloween costumes.
4. Halloween Trivia kept the audience guessing
Prior to the show starting, audience members were challenged with 13 “Spooktacular” Halloween-themed trivia questions. Questions ranged from where the jack-o'-lantern originated, to the color order of a candy corn. Think you know Halloween? Check out all the trivia questions.
5. The weather could not have been better!
From spooky Halloween fog on Thursday night, to sunsets that made the whole skyline glow on Saturday, the weather for our event could not have been better.
Thanks to the team who made it all happen!
This entire series would not have been possible without the support from our sponsors, the Highland Street Foundation, who also sponsored our summer Drive-in Series, as well as XFinity, who provided audience members and staff with festive glow-in-the-dark bracelets for the event. We would also like to thank Audio Spectrum, the audio visual company who built the screen, and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority who hosted us, yet again, for this great series. We would also like to send a special thanks to our City partners at the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports & Entertainment who helped make this event possible, and our friends at the Boston Transportation Department who helped jump cars that may have died during the show.
Have any suggestions on ways we can improve events like this? Email parks@Boston.gov with ideas, suggestions or questions.