See you at the movies: Sawyer Yards announces popup drive-in theater

Sawyer Yards, known for its bustling art and business community, is now moonlighting as a drive-in theater venue. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sawyer Yards, known for its bustling art and business community, is now moonlighting as a drive-in theater venue. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sawyer Yards, known for its bustling art and business community, is now moonlighting as a drive-in theater venue. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

With some theaters still holding off on reopening amid social distancing orders, an old idea has become the next best thing: the drive-in.

Sawyer Yards announced a partnership with Rooftop Cinema Club to begin screenings of popular films with a pop-up drive-in theater starting May 12.

"You will be able to enjoy a cinematic experience projected on our iconic silos from your car," the announcement reads. "We will be screening a mix of modern and classic films."

The lineup for the opening week, which includes "Grease," "Back to the Future," "Night at the Museum," and "The Princess Bride," had almost completely sold out as of May 10, but a few films had spots available.

On-site concessions are available with online ordering and contactless pickup. Pickup orders are also available at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co..


Tickets are $28 to $35 per vehicle. There are two screenings scheduled per day through May 17.


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