Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre staff is excited to host its fall programming for movie and music lovers: Movies and Bands: Drive-In Edition. To best accommodate health and social distancing protocols, all movies and performances will be held at Al Bishop Park in Marietta. This series first launched last year as Movies, Bands & Brews and featured local acts performing songs from popular movies. Attendance soared in July 2019 with the screening of the movie “Purple Rain” and performance by Decatur rock band Hero the Band.
This year, the series will be a drive-in and showcase new musical acts and movies. This fun event kicks off the third weekend in September with two features: Friday, Sept. 18, there will be a showing of “Dirty Dancing” with a performance by The Neon Queen, an alternative Abba band, and on Saturday, Sept. 19, a showing of “The Five Heartbeats” with a performance by The Soul Knights, a Motown and Philly Revue act.
In October, the series culminates with a showing of “Rocketman” on Oct. 16, with a performance by Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Atlanta's Tribute to Elton John and a showing of “Drumline” with a performance by Xclusive Percussion on Oct. 17. This drumline entertainment company has members who are a part of Drumline Live, the Braves drumline and were in the movie “Drumline 2.”
All performances will start at 7 p.m. and the movies will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per vehicle and go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. Patrons can purchase tickets through Civic Rec at https://mablehouse.org/mhba-drive-in.