Union County, NJ – An updated schedule for a series of free Walk-up and Drive-up movies in August has been announced. The movies are held in accordance with statewide regulations aimed at reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection. All movies are free and begin at dusk. Attendees must bring their own snacks and drinks. There will not be any food or drink available for purchase. Port-a-johns and wash stations will be available.
The upcoming Walk-up movies are:
Secret Life of Pets 2: Tuesday, August 4 at Rahway Park near the Hickory Picnic area in Rahway.
The Lion King (2019 version): Tuesday, August 11 at the Loop area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside.
For Walk-up movies, attendees will be required to sit in marked circles in order to maintain social distance between groups. Masks are strongly encouraged at all times, and are required when using port-o-johns and in areas where social distancing is not possible. No pre-registration is required.
Drive Up movie:
Onward: Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains. (“Onward” will be shown in place of the originally scheduled “Scoob”.)
Drive-up movies are open to Union County residents only, and will require online pre-registration. One registration will be required per car.
For Drive-up movies, no walk-ups or bikes are permitted. Vehicles will be arranged at least 6 feet apart for social distancing. Attendees must stay in their vehicles unless using the port-o-johns; no chairs, stools or other seating outside of the car is permitted.
“Union County residents and visitors have been doing a great job of protecting each other during the COVID-19 outbreak, and moviegoers can keep up the good work by wearing masks, observing social distance rules, and following other guidelines for a safe night out,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
Space is limited and registration for Onward will be on a first come, first serve basis. The registration portal for both dates will open on Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m., at https://tinyurl.com/DriveUpMovie.