BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.
The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base side of the ballpark. The lot will open at 7:30 p.m .for arrival.
Admission is $25 per car and limited to the first 115 to purchase a spot for either of the two nights. Proceeds will benefit the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help local health care workers.
Tickets will be on sale exclusively online at www.somersetpatriots.com the week of June 1st. More details will be announced once tickets are on sale.
“We are very excited to host the drive-in movies at the ballpark,” said Patrick McVerry, resident and general manager of the Patriots. “We’ve been looking for some fun ways to use TD Bank Ballpark until our baseball season is able to begin. Using the parking lot to safely gather our fans and community to enjoy a baseball classic and continue our efforts to support RWJBarnabas Health at this time made a lot of sense.”
Concession packages can be pre-ordered with tickets so they can be safely picked up in time for the start of the movie. The Basic Package is $20 and includes a bag of popcorn, two bottles of soda or water, two soft pretzels and two boxes of candy. The Ultra Package is $35 and includes two bags of popcorn, four bottles of soda or water, four soft pretzels and four boxes of candy.
An order form to choose your candy and bottled drink flavors will be emailed within 24 hours and a confirmation email that the order was placed and received will be sent to you. No food orders will be taken the day of the movie. Upon arrival in the lot, you will notify the parking attendant that you ordered food and you will be directed to the food pickup lane where your order will be given to you in your vehicle window.
To follow recommendations of health experts and government officials, movie-goers will be asked to remain in their cars during the event. Should anyone need to exit their vehicles for any reason, a mask will need to be worn if within six feet of others.
Portable restrooms are being provided. Patrons are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes with them.
More safety details about the event are available at somersetpatriots.com.