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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 the fact that once a year just isn't enough, we present a Spring weekend event (now in its 6th annual year) entitled APRIL GHOULS DRIVE-IN MONSTER-RAMA in addition to the annual DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA (which will take place in September, 2018). Like the September Monster-Rama, this event consists of two nights of classic horror and monster movie screenings presented at an authentic, hospitable drive-in movie theater. There will be two big shows on two consecutive nights which will start at dusk and go on until really late into the night! 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!

Like in previous years, the April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama is a little edgier than the September event, and as you can see, we will be bringing you some of the most popular modern horror classics of all time!

What is being shown and when?

On Friday, April 27, the features will be POLTERGEIST (1982), LIFEFORECE, THE FUNHOUSE and INVADERS FROM MARS (1986).

On Saturday, April 28, the features will be ALLIGATOR, THE BOOGENS, CRITTERS and THE DEADLY SPAWN.

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 classic concession stand adverts, and more!

Where is the theater?

The APRIL GHOULS DRIVE-IN MONSTER-RAMA will be held at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, PA. For the dates of April 27 and 28, 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!