Glenview Chamber offering another of its popular drive-in movie nights
Betsy Baer, executive director of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, was pretty sure residents would be excited about the drive-in movie events they'd planned. That's the whole point, right?
But she wasn't expecting them to go at the speed of tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert, though.
"I was surprised at how quickly people lined up for tickets," she said. "They went really fast -- 24 to 48 hours. I think it's really neat."
The first movie, on Aug. 27, was "Home Alone," sponsored by @Properties and Proper Rate; the second was "The Incredibles" on Sept. 3. Now, the Chamber is doing it again on Sept. 24, this time featuring the popular Disney film "Moana," sponsored by Wintrust Mortgage/Andrew Luett. The lot opens at 6:30 p.m. at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. Enter off West Lake Avenue through Robin Lane. The movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
"These are all family-friendly," Baer said. "It's something we can offer other than our traditional Summer Fest that's safe, fun and carefree."
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the role of the Chamber significantly, but it's just meant finding new ways to bring businesses and residents together, Baer added.
"We're precluded from doing a lot of events that bring the community together, but that doesn't mean we aren't a community," she said. "This is one of the ways we can share with the residents. Residents can still support our businesses and safely get products and services and keeping Glenview a fun, thriving community. We're all in this together."
One free ticket per car is required, however, the chamber is encouraging donations to the Northfield Township Food Pantry: Bring nonperishable food items cleaning supplies or hygiene products to the event or donate money online twp.northfield.il.us/pantry/.
Social distancing will be enforced and those who attend must wear masks outside of cars, which will be 8 feet apart.
To register for tickets or to order carryout from your favorite Glenview restaurant, visit business.glenviewchamber.com.