April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama - April 5-6, 2013



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Now in our 7th Annual Year! Same theater, yet a second event! The ultimate trip back in time to the grand old days of drive-in cinema is back with a special April event! Due to popular demand and that once a year just isn't enough, we present a Spring weekend event entitled APRIL GHOULS "DRIVE-IN" MONSTER-RAMA in addition to the annual DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA. Like the September Monster-Rama, this event consists of two nights of classic horror and monster 35mm screenings (including many new prints) presented at an authentic, hospitable drive-in movie theater. Like in September, there will be two big shows on two consecutive nights which will start at dusk and go on until really late into the night! This is the seventh year in a row that we are hosting such an event, and this is the first time we've been allowed to do it twice in one year. We encourage drive-in movie fanatics from all parts of the country to come out and experience something you'll never forget! What could be better than a weekend getaway topped off with two nights of classic monster movies on the big outdoor screen?

We realize that everything is so expensive these days, but admission is (still) only $10 a person each night! Plus, children 12 and under are free with parent or adult guardian (parental guidance is of course VERY recommended, but this is in case you want to put the little tykes to sleep in the backseat instead of hiring a babysitter). How can you beat that? The Riverside's concession stand is loaded with reasonably priced goodies that patrons continue to rave about, including hot foods, hot and cold drinks, candy, popcorn and much, much more! Their concession stand always gets compliments, and it's one of the things that keeps fans of this event wanting to come back for more year after year.

We guarantee that this will most likely be your only chance to see so many of these type of films on the drive-in screen all in one big weekend, so plan your vacation now!

April Ghouls "Drive-In" Monster-Rama will be a little edgier than usual, with a special night of 1980s horrors and a second night of 1970s horrors!

With the industry forcing many theaters to go digital, the end of 35mm screenings at drive-in theaters is surely upon us, so this could very well be one of your last chances to experience such a unique event like this with all the bells and whistles! If you've said stuff like, "this sounds great, too bad it's not my local drive-in" or "I would love to go, too bad I have to attend a cheese enthusiasts convention that weekend" in the past, now's the time to finally make the effort and take the trip back in time, or to Vandergrift, PA actually! Don't be afraid to leave the house! Make the drive-in your vacation route!

What is being shown and when?

On Friday, April 5, the features for our 1980s horror night will be FRIDAY THE 13TH (original), THE BURNING, DAY OF THE DEAD and THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD.

On Saturday, April 6, the features for our 1970s horror night will be SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM, SUGAR HILL, BLOOD AND LACE and THE THING WITH TWO HEADS.

As usual, each night we will also present an array of vintage exploitation and monster movies trailers in between the features which we know you will just love! We'll also have cartoons, classic concession stand adverts, and more!

Where is the theater?

APRIL GHOULS "DRIVE-IN" MONSTER-RAMA will be held at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, PA. For the dates of September 7 and 8, the theater will devote its screen exclusively to these special nights of vintage entertainment. The actual driving location of the theater reads as: Riverside Drive In Theatre, Route 66 N, Vandergrift, PA 15690. If you put that information as your destination on Mapquest, you can easily access directions from your starting location. If you are using a GPS navigational system, put your destination in as 2780 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690. The phone number of the theater is 724-568-1250 and their website is www.riversidedrivein.com.

Accommodations and Overnight Camping

Since APRIL GHOULS "DRIVE-IN" MONSTER-RAMA is a big weekend event, we have compiled a list of hotels close to the Riverside Drive-In that you can look into by clicking HERE. The Riverside Drive-In is again offering the choice of camping at the Drive-In on Friday and Saturday night. The price is only $10.00 per person/per night. The price for camping is separate from the admission price. With this we offer breakfast and use of the restrooms all night long. Makeshift showers will be set up again, so bring towels and washrags to wash in the restrooms. www.riversidedrivein.com .

Special Guest Vendor: CREEPY CLASSICS

Once again, Ron Adams and our friends and supporters from Creepy Classics and Monster Bash will be set up with tables inside the concession stand on both nights. They'll be selling 100's of DVDs, monster books, monster magazines, monster posters, monster shirts, monster toys and more. Please be sure to pay them more than a few friendly visits!

Last fall, Drive-In Super Monster-Rama was chosen as an editor’s pick in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best of the Burgh” issue.