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Pop-Up Drive-In Screening Of 'The Sandlot' Showing In Six Corners Saturday

By Alex Nitkin | August 25, 2017 8:12am
 The Six Corners Association will host a drive-in showing of
The Six Corners Association will host a drive-in showing of "The Sandlot" in a parking lot at 3930 N. Milwaukee Ave. at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
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CHICAGO — The Six Corners Association is bringing a whiff of 20th century nostalgia to Portage Park this weekend, with a drive-in showing of the 1993 coming-of-age classic "The Sandlot" at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Drivers will be invited to fill a sprawling parking lot at 3930 N. Milwaukee Ave., just south of the construction site for "The Point" in the Six Corners Shopping District, where the film will be projected onto a theater-sized screen.

Speakers will be set up near the screen for film-goers without cars, but the sound will also be broadcast on a low-frequency FM radio station, according to Jackie Intres, an organizer of the event.

"We're always talking about ways to have small dynamic events, and ways to activate dead space," said Intres, the secretary of the association. "This is a way for more 100-plus families to have a unique experience that isn't just going to the movies."

Saturday's screening will be the second drive-in movie organized by the association, after similar screening of "The Goonies" last year drew about 110 cars, Intres said.

Tickets are available for purchase online at $30 per car. Adults who arrive on foot will be charged $15 each, and children 11 or younger will be charged $5.

Viewers will be allowed into the lot starting at 7 p.m.

Ald. John Arena's (45th) office will supply free popcorn, Intres said.