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May 19, 2010 9:33 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Drive-in movies to screen at Coopers Beach this summer

May 19, 2010 9:33 AM

Drive-in movies will roll back into Southampton Village this summer, with film dates tentatively set for five Mondays: July 12, 19 and 26 and August 2 and 9.

The Southampton Village Board granted permission to the Southampton Chamber of Commerce last Thursday to screen G, PG and PG-13-rated movies in the Coopers Beach parking lot, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and movies starting at dusk.

Tentative costs are $40 per car for in-vehicle viewing with audio projected through FM car radios and $25 per car for outdoor viewing.

Hamptons Drive-In of East Hampton will operate the event, and chamber members will sell tickets, direct cars, clean up and sell popcorn and “glow” necklaces.

The chamber instituted drive-in movie nights last summer at the Elks Club on Route 39, but an unusually rainy season turned the fields muddy, leading the chamber to request the use of the Coopers Beach parking lot this year.

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Sounds like a date!!
By hrdygrljr (10), Hampton Bays on May 24, 10 7:37 PM
$40?!? So, it costs $20 to park your car at Coopers for the beach all day, but it's $40 to watch a drive-in movie. Hmm....
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 25, 10 10:10 PM
For a family of four that is ten bucks a ticket. Certainly does not take one back to the good old days when drive-n movies were and enjoyable and inexpensive from of entertainment. They need to rethink the pricing so that the entire community can participate.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on May 26, 10 2:53 PM
I agree with you peoplefirst I think that it should be cheaper so that the entire community is able to take part. It is just too much for many large families to afford and if it was less expensive it would enable more families to have a great family night which is so important.
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on May 27, 10 4:32 PM
Apparently when deciding on pricing, they decided that the local community wasn't going to be part of their target audience.
By Sag Native (54), East Hampton on May 27, 10 10:15 PM
WAAAAAY too expensive. Hamptons Drive-In, we know you are community members and understand the local economy. We live in EH all year round and will NEVER be able to afford $40 per car, esp. because we are a family of 3. You need to make this affordable, per head no more than $5-7 (children and adult pricing) or else it's just the summer folks coming. That's sad.
By marytango (14), East Hampton on May 28, 10 9:42 AM
$40 WHAT R THEY OUT OF THEIR MINDS, The can shove that movie where the sun dont shine.
By HaMpToNzSukS (12), east quogue on May 28, 10 5:32 PM
Bad Plan. I don't think the Summer People who can really afford it will be interested in going to a drive-in and locals won't pay that.
By Q333 (161), Southampton on May 28, 10 9:10 PM