The goal of the drive-in has always been to unite and uplift the community in a year full of hardship.In 2020, thousands of people were able to escape their homes and enjoy a night out at the movies which raised over 100k for locally loved nonprofits and created many new small business opportunities.
What began as a six movie series has turned into a huge community initiative to bring entertainment and joy to our community in this time of need. The Alexandria Drive-In will kick off its 2021 season March 5th, 2021. The series will announce new films every month and feature a popular collection of movie classics and family favorites.
Proceeds from the movie series will benefit local Alexandria charity, ATHENA Rapid Response Innovation Lab. Because of the 2020 season, ATHENA has been able to help build desks for hundreds of students in need in the DMV, and help provide custom made PPE for our local healthcare workers. In addition, ATHENA has been working with The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria in order to provide financial assistance for local students to attend college.
SAFE FAMILY FUN
Leaders from The Garden and ALX Community teamed up in 2020 to help launch this community initiative in order to bring people together during a difficult year. ATHENA Rapid Response Innovation Lab has been the non-profit fiscal sponsor for the fundraiser and will continue operating the Drive-In throughout 2021. We aim to provide a safe place for families and friends to enjoy movies as a community while giving back to local Alexandria charities!
Proceeds from the movie series will benefit local Alexandria charities.