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CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District held its first drive-in movie night at Soldier Field Wednesday evening.

The gates opened at 7 p.m. and there was be a capacity of around 400 people for the showing — a socially-safe way to catch a movie in the city.

It all took place in the parking lot in between McCormick Place and Soldier Field. Wednesday’s showing was the movie “Groundhog Day.”

Guests needed to purchase tickets in advance, and each car was be safely spaced out.

Concessions and bathrooms were available. There were also ticket options for people who don’t have cars.Each night there will be a different movie shown along with a live DJ. It’s a way for people to get out and enjoy the city, while also staying safe.

What’s great about this is it’s very also nostalgic experience for everybody,” Tionna Van Grundy, Fueled Events, said. “So we combined both what was happening to us in the midst of COVID in the middle of a pandemic. But also bringing back that nostalgic experience of what people believe is summertime Chi, why people come to the city, why people come here and hang out here.”

 Visit chi-together.com for more information and to purchase tickets. Tickets are $55 per car.

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