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Shore Flicks Summer: Fair Haven Fields

The free outdoor movie nights feature classics this summer. Have you ever been to a drive-in movie theater? If so, what was the last movie you saw at one?

Gone are the days of the classic drive-in movie theater. Long gone.

It’s a concept that is foreign to young movie-goers of the millennium. However, there is an outdoor traveling movie-watching venue that comes as close as it gets — Shore Flicks.

“Our goal is to bring back the outdoor family movie experience by echoing the nostalgic feel of the drive-in movie theater, which was invented in New Jersey,” said Shore Flicks owner TJ Brustowicz in a released statement.

That mission in mind, the group, in existence since 2007 and based in Tinton Falls, travels around to different municipalities in Monmouth County in the summer and sets up a giant 16-foot movie screen outdoors.

People gather to watch scheduled movies under the stars with family, friends and neighbors for free — sans the cars.

This summer, Shore Flicks has announced that its Summer Movie Series will include 60 movie nights in 19 county towns. The movies are free. Shore Flicks is sponsored by several local businesses. The organizers do, however, collect non-perishable food that gets distributed to area pantries. Last year, according to the release, 1,000 pounds of food was collected.

This year, the goal is to not only surpass last year’s collection in weight, but to successfully support two local non-profits with environmental and health focuses: Clean Ocean Action and Kick Cancer Overboard.

This year, Shore Flicks will feature three movie nights at :

• June 26 — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

• July 10 — Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

• Aug. 15 — Zookeeper

See you at the movies!

* Movies may be subject to change.

In the meantime, answer these questions: Have you ever been to a drive-in movie? If so, what was the last movie you saw at one and where? Tell us in the comments section below!

Frankie June 06, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Are they showing any good scary movies Like holloween or Friday the 13th.
Mike Cramaz June 06, 2012 at 02:20 AM
How bout Debbie does Dallas!
Gordon June 06, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Those would be fun to watch on the night screen.. how about Texas chainsaw massacre?
John Hendrick June 06, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Bring a blanket & bug spray...lots of fun... "Bueller...Bueller..."
Melanie (Reed) Woods June 06, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Loved going to the Eatontown Drive-In. I visited the Thunderbird Drive-In (Winston-Salem, NC), and the 2 in DeKalb County, GA. I could bring my own food, drink, pillow, blanket, and lawn chair!
Elaine Van Develde (Editor) June 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
OK. Who can guess by this line — "You smell like toasted cheese sandwiches ... the kind MOTHER used to make" — which was the last movie I saw at a drive-in? There must be a movie buff out there who can guess. Hint: a horror movie.
Mona Lot June 07, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I remember lots of busy back seats in the parking lot to.
Monna Lot June 07, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I remember alot of busy car seats...back seats that is...lol
Monna Lot June 07, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I remember alot of busy car seats. Back seats that is.
Shore Flicks June 08, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Frankie, we haven't had too much call for scary movies during the summer. But feel free to host a backyard movie night with us in October! BOO!

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