Penn State York parking lot becomes a drive-in movie for a night

'Incredibles 2' and 'The First Purge' featured on the big screen at free drive-in movie Sept. 14
Drive-in Movie

The parking lot behind the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York will once again be transformed into a drive-in movie on Friday, Sept. 14, when the campus features two movies on the big screen. "Incredibles 2" starts at 7:30 p.m., and "The First Purge" begins at 9:45 p.m.  The annual event is free and open to the public.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — “Incredibles 2,” a family-friendly film featuring that adventurous super hero family, the Parrs; and “The First Purge,” a horror/thriller movie for mature audiences, are the featured films for the drive-in movie at Penn State York set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. The rain date is Sept. 21.

Movie-lovers can park in the lower parking lot area behind the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) beginning at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, the movies will be shown on Sept. 21. The films are free and open to the public.

The event, sponsored by Penn State York’s University Programming Board (UPB), is free and open to the public.  Free popcorn will be available while supplies last. 

A concession stand, featuring drinks, candy and other snacks, will be available for $1 per item, with proceeds going to children battling pediatric cancer.  Penn State York Benefiting THON will operate the concession.

For those interested in only seeing "Incredibles 2,” there will be an intermission between movies. “The First Purge” is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.

The production company showing the movies will have its own tuner system, so those who would like to stay in their vehicles and listen to the movie, as per a traditional drive-in experience, can do so. There is also a spot set up in front of the parking lot for those attendees who want to relax outside of their car and watch the movies. Please bring a chair or blanket for outdoor seating.