A/V Geeks & Durham Cinematheque present "Bring Your Car to the Movies"
June 19, 2015 · 8:00 pm
The Scrap Exchange
Motion picture shows return to the West End this summer as Durham Cinematheque and A/V Geeks join forces with The Scrap Exchange to present the new Lakewood Drive In.
Located in the parking lot behind The Scrap Exchange in Lakewood Shopping Center, the drive in will present three shows this summer, opening on Friday June 19.
Lakewood Drive In will feature real film projected on a big screen and a FM transmitter broadcasting sound to car radios. Tom Whiteside of Durham Cinematheque and Skip Elsheimer and K. Sean Finch of A/V Geeks are curating the shows and promise to deliver a fun and funky twist on traditional drive in fare. In addition to cars, bicycles and walk-ups will be welcome, but space will be limited.
June 19: Bring Your Car to the Movies – high octane cinema, all about cars (and other modes of transportation).
Some folks will remember when The Scrap Exchange building was a movie theater, the Center, but film history in that location goes way back. Lakewood Amusement Park was the site of the first screening of motion pictures in Durham in 1903, under a tent.
Employees of The Scrap Exchange are using their ingenuity and resources at hand to build a screen, a projection platform, and the rest of the infrastructure needed to turn a parking lot into a drive in. “Outdoor shows are not simple, there is a lot of behind the scenes work to do in preparation. Skip and I are very happy that we’ve got a whole team working with us. It’s fabulous.” said Tom Whiteside, director of Durham Cinematheque.