During this pandemic Arizonans are trying to make the best of things during this time. Many businesses across the state are switching gears and getting creative! When business slows how does one of Arizona’s fabulous resort and an East valley family fun destination provide safe, family fun, all while following the Governor’s social distancing guidelines? Well they think outside the box and create a Drive In Movie Night for the community to enjoy a night out of the house.
You are formally invited to a night out at the movies in the safety of your car.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Drive In Movie Night
The Princess Resort is open for business. The movie business that is.
The Princess Resort invite you to join them as they presents family-favorite movies on a giant, inﬂatable screen while in the comfort and safety of your vehicle. The hosted events are also aimed at a great cause. The movie nights will benefit their furloughed employees.
The resort has two goals with this new springtime event:
1) Provide an opportunity for local residents to enjoy a night out and,
2) raise funds to help feed the more than 1000 furloughed colleagues and their families at the Princess.
The Four Things You Should Know About Drive In Movies At The Princess:
When and Where
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Valet Parking Lot, across from the resort’s main entrance
Friday and Saturday Nights, until further notice. Check scottsdaleprincess.com for movie schedule.
Children 6-12 $5.00
Children 5 under FREE
100% of movie and concession proceeds go to support Princess Employee Family Meal Fund
Concession Package Available at Admission Gate upon request.
$12 – Oogie’s Movie Time Butter Popcorn, assorted candies, waters
$2 each – choice of Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Sprite
What do we need to do to be Safe?
- Everyone must stay in vehicle at all times except for use of restrooms. No recreational activities or gatherings outside of vehicles at any time.
- Posted social distancing rules must be adhered to at all times including travel to restroom (Note: we recommend guests bring a flashlight or phone with flashlight feature with them)
- You must park in marked spots only and vehicles cannot be within 10 feet of another vehicle.
- No alcohol consumption allowed on premises
- No discarding of trash on premises
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess team wishes to say thank you to the community for your support of the Princess Family Meal Fund. The resort has served more than 8000 colleague meals for a family of 4-6 since the furloughs began in March, with a goal of continuing to provide meals twice a week for their colleague’s families throughout May. Jack Miller, General Manager, says “This is Not Our Forever. The Princess will be reopening its restaurants and welcoming guests back for a special All American Summer at the Princess event we hope to launch with our 10th annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest celebration. I assure you we’ll be abiding by the guidelines provided by state leadership as we work to reopen all our amenities with a focus on keeping our guests safe. I look forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors back to celebrate summer and the re-opening of America. We miss you!”
The Drive-In At Schnpf Farms
Schnepf Farms is trying to make the best of things during these uncertain times. Schnepf Farms has converted their farm into a old-fashioned drive-in movie theater for families to enjoy an evening out.
The Queen Creek business started showing movies last week. Schnepf Farms put up a big screen, in the middle of the farm, to show movies that are no longer in theaters. The movies will feature some of your all time favorite movies and the good ole classics. Favorite flicks such as Night at the Museum and The Wizard of Oz.
The farm has room for 60 cars a each night, but since the second showing, tickets have sold out each night.
“Being sold out that quickly really caught us by surprise,” said owner Mark Schnepf. “We weren’t sure how receptive the public was going to be to a drive-in theater out here at Schnepf Farms, so we’re just thrilled that the public has responded so positively.”
The Four Things You Should Know About the Old Fashioned Drive-In Movies at Schnepf Farms
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: Date movies to include action, adventure, rom-com, suspense, etc.
THURSDAY NIGHTS: Family movies
FRIDAY NIGHTS: Date movies to include action, adventure, rom-com, suspense, etc.
SATURDAY NIGHTS: Family movies
SUNDAY NIGHTS: Classic movies
Due to their licensing agreement, the farm cannot announce the name of the movie, so each night they will show movies specific for the audience.
Parking: $15.00 per car
Buy Tickets Here.
What do we need to do to be Safe
- Due to COVID-19, you must remain in your cars – windows can be down
- You may bring your own snacks, food, and drinks
- Restrooms on site within walking distance, please respect social distancing (you may want to bring a flashlight)