Drive-in St. Louis opens for Memorial Day Weekend with live concerts, movies

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

HAZELWOOD, Mo (KMOX) - St. Louis will be able to get back to watching movies on the big screen, seeing live bands perform in-person and even attend a graduation ceremony thanks to a plan from the owners of PowerPlex. The new multi-sport complex in the site of the former St. Louis Mills Mall hosting drive-in movie and concert experiencing starting Thursday. 

It's called Drive-In St. Louis and they plan to help people "get back to being social, while still social distancing." 

"Come see quality, affordable entertainment from the comfort and safety of your own car and experience the best line-up of live concerts with a movie," states the Drive-in St. Louis website

The shows begin Thursday, May 21 and run through June 7. A live band will play and a movie will be shown on a big screen every night throughout Memorial Day Weekend. You can find the full schedule, here.

They'll have concessions with curbside service and restrooms on-site. Tickets for the shows much be purchased online ahead of time. 

Last month, POWERplex announed it's also planning to hold a drive-in graduation ceremony for more than 3,000 high school seniors. There would be two video trucks, livestreaming, Jumbotrons and food trucks that will deliver curbside to spectators in their cars.  More than a dozen public and private schools were considering taking part, POWERplex said in a press release.

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