2021 Season

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2021 Season Opener

April 2-3, 2021

At The Mahoning Drive-In Theater, we’re all about traditions, returning season after season, recalling fond memories while making new ones. One of our favorite traditions growing up was the yearly TV broadcast of THE WIZARD OF OZ, and we once again are excited to welcome everyone back with our own continuation of that tradition, our annual opening weekend, featuring 35mm presentations of THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) on the giant Mahoning screen!

Gates Open at 6p. Show starts at Sundown! Be sure to arrive early for a dazzling array of photo ops, costumed characters, raffle prizes, and special surprises!

TVT: GODZILLA vs MECHAGODZILLA

April 6, 2021

**TUNNEL VISION TUESDAY IS BACK!**
..You say you suffer from Weekday Mahoning Malaise?!
Well, let us put a sprocket in your pocket and splice up your life with the return of Tunnel Vision Tuesdays!
The Groundbreaking Genre Series Returns with ultra rare screenings each week curated from The Exhumed Films Vault!!
Every Tuesday night this season, Exhumed Films cracks open their vaults to present a scintillating single feature to widen your eyes, quicken your pulse, and get you in bed before the witching hour. From horror to exploitation, sci-fi to action, all will be served up on 35mm, splashed across the mighty Mahoning screen, with an extended trailer reel of profoundly pleasing previews.
Series begins.. Tuesday April 6th:
GODZILLA vs MECHAGODZILLA (on 35mm)

REMAKE  DOUBLE TAKE

April 9-10, 2021

Remake Double-Take is back…to creep, and leap, and glide and slide across the floor…That’s right, THE BLOB oozes across the giant outdoor screen on April 9-10, as the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, in association with the legendary Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA (home of the world renowned Blobfest), present a double feature so indescribable, so indestructible, nothing can stop it!

A portion of proceeds from this night of all-consuming terror will go to The Colonial Theatre’s ongoing fundraising efforts to ensure many more decades of Blobfests and entertainment to come.

Come on out for two big-screen Sci-Fi classics, and more surprises on the lot than you can shake a Blob-encrusted stick at!

TVT: THE CRAZIES '73

April 13, 2021

Join us on Tuesday April 13th:
For George Romero's THE CRAZIES (on 35mm)

Andre Gower LIVE! Monster Squad & Wolfman's Got Nards

April 16-17, 2021

Join us on April 16th & 17th as one of our most requested films returns to The Mahoning.. But this time we're kicking it up a notch: ANDRE GOWER, star of The Monster Squad, joins us both nights for a once in a lifetime fan experience.. And he is bringing along his incredible documentary "WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS" (which focuses on the fandom surrounding Squad for over 30 years) to share as the 2nd Feature each night!
So gather up your squad, load up the car and come ready to Rock Until You Drop! We have a full line-up of fun planned for both nights! Be sure to get your tickets in advance to assure your space.

TVT: TRAILER TRAUMA!!

April 20, 2021

For the first time ever Exhumed Films will present an all 35mm trailer program at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, and it’s going to blow your mind!
As fans know, Exhumed Films is big on packing their programs full of vintage previews, and if you love trailers this is going to be one show you don’t want to miss!
Exhumed Films has compiled a 2 1/2 hour-long program, in the style of Garagehouse Pictures’ best-selling TRAILER TRAUMA series, consisting of mega-rare, newly-acquired previews never before seen at an Exhumed Films screening at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater or anywhere else!
SEE the most jaw-dropping moments from over 80 crazy films! We’ve got cult favorites and deep cuts that run the gamut from Horror, Action, Comedy, Exploitation, Martial Arts, Asian, Sexploitation, Sci-Fi, Euro-trash... you name it!
You’re going to want to bring a note pad to jot down film titles that you’re going to want to check out later! This is going to be an epic one-night-only event that will not be repeated ANYWHERE else!

It Came From
The 80's

April 23 - 24, 2021

Exhumed Films returns to the Mahoning Drive-In Theater with the “It Came from the 80s” horror movie weekend!  Two nights of triple-bills showcasing demonic forces from beyond and tiny killer terrors!  Horror fan favorites and rarely screened gems presented from glorious 35mm film prints (except where noted). All films will be preceded by a collection of curated vintage horror trailers.

Friday, April 23rd:
•FROM BEYOND (1986)
•THE KEEP (1983)
•AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (1982)

Saturday, April 24th:
•CHILD’S PLAY (1988)
•BASKET CASE (1982) *DIGITAL*
•OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (1983)

Gates Open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.
General Tickets: $10 (per person)
General+Overnight: $20 (per person)

Spaghetti Sunday: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

April 25, 2021

They were tales of dusty streets, with glints and squints as cold as the steel that started and ended many an argument. Their heroes may have had no names, but their Techniscope tales branded themselves in our memories, once upon a time when melee maestros like Leone and Corbucci triggered a whole new style in adventure, weaving tales of anti-heroes, villains, and bloody revenge. They took the building blocks of American westerns, adding Italian style and subversion under the Spanish skies that substituted for the American west, filling the eyes with striking imagery and the ears with unforgettable themes.
The Mahoning Drive-In Theater invites you to kick off your spurs and don your ponchos under the stars for Spaghetti Sundays, where we’ll unspool these quick-draw classics on 35mm, filling the giant Cinemascope screen once again with those vivid vistas and larger-than-life pistoleers.
Be sure to bring the whole posse out for Spaghetti Sundays, to ensure they keep chugging along, like a hijacked train full of gold!

TVT: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

April 27, 2021

Join us on Tuesday April 27th:
For John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)
(on 35mm)

DARKSIDE of DISNEY:
Return To OZ & Watcher in The Woods (on 35mm)

April 30-May 1, 2021

The Mahoning Drive-In Theater is proud to announce our live-action retro Disney debut on April 30-May 1 with “DarkSide Of Disney”, a double feature celebrating the shadowy edges of the Magic Kingdom with two 1980s kindertrauma classics, RETURN TO OZ (1985) and THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS (1980), both presented on Rare 35mm, direct from the Disney vault!
The evening starts with a trip back over the dark side of the rainbow with RETURN TO OZ, starring Fairuza Balk as a disbelieved Dorthy, sent off to an institution to rid her of her “delusions” of Oz, only to be whisked wonderfully back to that enchanted land once more to save the inhabitants from the evil Nome King!
Next up, we journey deep into the fearsome forest to meet THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS, featuring Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, and Kyle Richards (sister of ESCAPE and RETURN TO WITCH MOUNTAIN’s Kim Richards, and modern-day reality TV star herself), in a supernatural thriller about sisters who discover an other-worldly entity in the seemingly peaceful preserve behind their house.
While both films were originally rated PG and intended for family viewing, be aware that some smaller children may find aspects of this double feature scary, as did the now-adult children who remember these films to this day for the same reasons! Don’t miss the rare ability to see Disney live-action classics on 35mm on the big screen!

Pink Floyd's
"THE WALL"

May 2, 2021

HEY YOU! YES, YOU.. Is There Anybody Out There!?!
Join us on Sunday, May 2nd as The Mahoning Drive-in Theater proudly presents Pink Floyd’s “THE WALL” on glorious 35mm!
We have had some of the Happiest Days Of Our Lives on the lot and know you will love our planned preshow.. We will be filling those Empty Spaces with a classic rock DJ set & amazing themed raffles.. Gates Open at 6pm.
Once we say Goodbye Blue Sky, we will kick into themed trailers before showtime.. Get swept up in the sights and sounds of Floyd & say Goodbye Cruel World for a few hours.. Forget about what is Outside The Wall of warm nostalgia and escape into this Cult Cinema Marvel.. Showtime at Sundown.
This Event is ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
So, Run Like Hell to your friends and family to let them know that this one must be experienced In The Flesh;)  

TVT: NIGHTBREED

May 4, 2021

Join us on Tuesday May 4th:
For Clive Barker's NIGHTBREED (on 35mm)
Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.
General Ticket: $8 (per person) - General+Overnight: $16 (per person)

Vampyrty 2021
(HAMMER HORROR Edition)

May 7 - 8, 2021

On May 7-8, The Mahoning Drive-In Theater kicks open the crypt and sharpens the stakes once more, with an all-Hammer edition of Vampyrty! That’s right, it’s time to dust off your capes and sharpen your fangs as England’s legendary House Of Horror clears out the belfry with four glamorously ghoulish classics sure to raise the undead!

Friday, May 7th:
HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)
BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

Saturday, May 8th:
THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970)
VAMPIRE CIRCUS (1972)

All films presented in 35mm
Gates Open at 6p. - Showtime at Sundown.
General Tickets: $10 (per person)
General+Overnight: $20 (per person)

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?!? (on Rare 35mm)

May 9, 2021

**WE GOT DISNEY ON 35MM**
Join us on Sunday, May 9th as we welcome back Discount Disney Nights for our 2021 Season!! We are kicking things off with the Live Action/Animated Classic "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?!" - For those who may not be in the know: We have been pushing to access the Coveted Disney Vaults for over 4 years.. As it stands, The Mahoning Drive-in is the only one in the country programming 35mm Disney!!
Do Not Miss this incredibly rare opportunity to watch your favorite Classics on their original 35mm format. Please stay tuned for many more announcements in the coming weeks.
Gates Open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.
We will be presenting an extended trailer reel of family friendly faire before our single feature begins. This is your chance to relive your childhood memories, or share these classics with loved ones in the most nostalgic setting around.
Tickets are only $8 per person (children under 4 are free).
We are offering overnight package for this event as well: $16 per person (see our overnight guide at MahoningDIT.com
All events are always Rain or Shine. No Refunds.

TVT: WILD AT HEART
(Rare Uncut Version on 35mm)

May 11, 2021

*No one under 17 admitted*

Join us for a Rare Screening of David Lynch's WILD AT HEART (Uncut Version on 35mm)

For those not in the know: MPAA told Lynch that this version of Wild at Heart screened at Cannes would receive an X rating in North America unless cuts were made, as the NC-17 was not in effect in 1990, at the time of the film's release; he was contractually obligated to deliver an R-rated film.

Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.  

General Ticket: $8 (per person)
General+Overnight: $16 (per person)

*No one under 17 admitted*

FOOTLOOSE on 35mm (Chamber Fundraiser)

May 13, 2021

Last Seasons Fundraising Efforts for our local Chamber went so well.. We're doing it again:)

Come join us as we present a very special THURSDAY screening of FOOTLOOSE on 35mm!
Dress your best and get ready to Cut Loose at The Mahoning! And help support our Carbon Chamber and the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce! Arrive early for Live DJ set, Themed Eats, Raffles & More!

THURSDAY, May 13th: CHAMBER NIGHT AT THE MAHONING DRIVE-IN THEATER. This event will be filled with fun for your family, friends and neighbors ~ The more the merrier!

Gates Open at 6p - Showtime at Sundown.

General Tickets: $8 per person
General+Overnight is $16 each (includes general ticket)

Thank you to our sponsors: Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau and Pick Up The Poconos!

We welcome you to Safely Cosplay/Wear your PROM Threads/Go All Out!
Chamber Leaders will pick One winner at random to win Special Prize Giveaway Package.

This is your ONLY chance to catch FOOTLOOSE at Mahoning Drive-In this summer!

*this event is a fundraiser to help support both Carbon/Lehigh Camber of Commerce.

The Wild World of
DAVID LYNCH

May 14 - 16, 2021

Saturday SOLD OUT
Take a deep inhale from your oxygen mask, pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and step into the Wild World of David Lynch. Three nights, five films, and all the madness from one of the world’s most innovative filmmakers.
Friday, May 14th:
, meet the original Mother of Monsters, Charlotte Stewart (Eraserhead, Twin Peaks, Little House on the Prairie) and watch Lynch’s first feature film Eraserhead (1977) and the haunting Blue Velvet (1986). Along with photo-ops and autographs with Ms. Stewart, there will be a Q&A with the legendary actress hosted by Scott Ryan of Blue Rose Magazine, projected on our giant screen. Don’t forget to dress to impress for the costume contest, happening all three nights, and it wouldn’t be a Lynch weekend without a few surprises, so keep your eyes peeled throughout the night!

Saturday, May 15th:
come visit a place both wonderful and strange as we head to the small town of Twin Peaks and the sprawling city of Los Angeles for a double feature of Fire Walk With Me (1992), the cult classic prequel to the TV series Twin Peaks, and Mulholland Drive (2001), heralded as the greatest horror story of the 21st Century. And what would a trip to Twin Peaks be without a Briggs family reunion? Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me, Return of the Living Dead Part II) and Charlotte Stewart will be in attendance for photos, autographs and another up close and personal  Q&A hosted by Scott Ryan of Blue Rose Magazine. Don’t forget to dress to impress for the costume contest and get ready to fall into a dream as the incredible David Lynch tribute band, “F You, Tammy” performs songs from Lynch’s films and television shows.

Sunday, May 16th:
Put on your stillsuit and let the spice flow. We will be showing Lynch’s 1984 film DUNE!! Watch out for the sandworms as you compete in the costume contest for killer prizes and as always, expect a few surprises of the non-sandworm variety.

All films will be presented in 35mm on our glorious Cinemascope screen.

TVT: ROBOCOP '87
(on 35mm)

May 18, 2021

Join us on Tuesday May 18th:
For Paul Verhoeven's ROBOCOP (on 35mm)

Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $8 (per person)
General+Overnight: $16 (per person)

REEL RUMBLE Redux

May 21 - 22, 2021

Get Ready To Make History.. AGAIN!! And Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!!!

The Mahoning Drive-in Theater & LVAC Team Up to bring you 2 nights of all out WRESTLING Entertainment!!

REEL RUMBLE REDUX will feature LIVE WRESTLING Exhibitions Each Night!! That's Right.. We will have a squared circle set up under the Massive Mahoning Screen for some high flying family fun as the sun drops! See the areas best compete for Reel Rumble Glory;)

Be sure to stick around as we're bringing a TagTeam of Classic Films to follow. Plus Lots of Special Surprises/Added Bonuses from LVAC (including a FREE T-SHIRT with Online Purchase of both Fri+Sat Tix!).

Friday, May 21st:  (gates at 6p. Bell at 6:30p)
•THEY LIVE (1988)
•?!?Secret 2nd Feature?!?

Saturday, May 22nd:  (gates at 5p. Bell at 5:30p)
•BEYOND THE MAT (1999)
•MR. NANNY (1993) *digital*

General Admission: $15 per guest.  General + Overnight Pass: $20 per guest.
We allow fans to bring Chairs/Blankets Ringside (please remember masks required).
Tickets Available ONLINE & at gate so do not hesitate to get yours now!
*Live Wrestling Exhibition is presented by LVAC as a free bonus to the planned double feature each night. This portion of the show is always subject to change.

TVT: BURIAL GROUND
(on 35mm)

May 25, 2021

Warm Up For ZombieFest VII with this special screening!

Join us on For The Zombie Classic, BURIAL GROUND (on 35mm)

Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $8 (per person)
General+Overnight: $16 (per person)

DAWN OF THE DEAD (ZombieFest VII Pregame)

May 27, 2021

ZOMBIEFEST VII is upon us and Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theater proudly present Richard P. Rubenstein’s production of George A. Romero’s living dead masterpiece, DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978), as this year’s event opener!

But not only will we be screening what is arguably the greatest horror movie ever made as a special prelude to our incredible ZOMBIEFEST line-up, we will also have two of the stars of DAWN OF THE DEAD appearing in person!

You read that right, Scott H. Reiniger and Gaylen Ross — “Roger” and “Francine” (“Fly girl”) — will be joining us for this very special event! Mr. Reiniger and Mrs. Ross will be meeting fans, signing autographs and appearing for socially distant photographs! The show will kick off with an extended reel of George A. Romero trailers and previews of many of the films we will be screening for this year’s ZOMBIEFEST. It goes without saying that this is one event no horror fan is going to want to miss!

General Tickets: $15 (per person)
General+Overnight Package: $25Get your tickets early!
Gates Open at 6p. Showtime at Sundown.

Always Rain or Shine. No Refunds.
Digital presentation.

ZOMBIE-FEST VII

May 28-30, 2021

It’s back! The seventh annual Memorial Day weekend of the living dead returns, and this year it is bigger than ever! Exhumed Films presents ZOMBIEFEST VII at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater — four nights of flesh-eating frenzy on the towering drive-in screen! See ten big blood-soaked features in 35mm* from beyond the grave, plus vintage trailers, guests, raffles, prizes and more!

Friday, May 28:
DEMONS 2 (1986)
CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS (1972)
LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE (aka. LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE) (1974) *Digital presentation.

Saturday, May 29th:
ZOMBIE (1979)
RAW FORCE (1982)
I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943)

Sunday, May 30th
DELLAMORTE, DELLAMORE (aka. CEMETERY MAN) (1994)
HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (1981)
THE CHILD (1977)

**INVITE YOUR FRIENDS**

General Tickets: $15 (per person)
General Tickets for Sunday: $10 (per person)
General+Overnight Package: $25Get your tickets early!
Gates Open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown

TVT: COBRA '86
(on 35mm)

June 1, 2021

Join us on Tuesday June 1st:
For COBRA '86 (on 35mm)

Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $8 (per person)
General+Overnight: $16 (per person)

HANKS-GIVING WEEKEND
( on 35mm)

June 4-5, 2021

At this time of year, it’s important that we all give thanks…for Hanks! On June 4th and 5th, The Mahoning Drive-In Theater celebrates an actor as American as apple pie, with a weekend-long filmic feast of some of the tastiest treats from the career of one of cinema’s most beloved actors of the last 50 years, Tom Hanks!
Join us for a filling foursome sure to satisfy, let your belts out a notch or two and dig in to some of Tom Hanks’ most memorable roles, from bewildered baseball managers, to lonely widowers and horrified homeowners, all presented on glorious 35mm!

Friday, June 4:
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)

Saturday, June 5:
‘BURBS (1989)
THE MONEY PIT (1986)

We hope you’ll join us around the Cinemascope screen for a filling weekend of Tom Hanks goodness sure to satisfy!

General Tickets: $10 (per person)
General + Overnight: $20 (per person)
Gates Open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.

Spaghetti Sunday: FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (on 35mm)

June 6, 2021

They were tales of dusty streets, with glints and squints as cold as the steel that started and ended many an argument. Their heroes may have had no names, but their Techniscope tales branded themselves in our memories, once upon a time when melee maestros like Leone and Corbucci triggered a whole new style in adventure, weaving tales of anti-heroes, villains, and bloody revenge. They took the building blocks of American westerns, adding Italian style and subversion under the Spanish skies that substituted for the American west, filling the eyes with striking imagery and the ears with unforgettable themes.
The Mahoning Drive-In Theater invites you to kick off your spurs and don your ponchos under the stars for Spaghetti Sundays, where we’ll unspool these quick-draw classics on 35mm, filling the giant Cinemascope screen once again with those vivid vistas and larger-than-life pistoleers.
Be sure to bring the whole posse out for Spaghetti Sundays, to ensure they keep chugging along, like a hijacked train full of gold!

TVT: KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (on 35mm)

June 8, 2021

Join us on Tuesday June 8th:
For KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (on 35mm)

Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $8 (per person)
General+Overnight: $16 (per person)

TROMA-THON 2021

June 11-12, 2021

Troma is teaming up with The Worlds Greatest Drive-in (acording to Uncle Lloyd) to create an unparalleled horror/comedy/scifi/grindhouse experience featuring SIX Troma-tizing films over two nights! Plus Shorts between each feature!
Special guests, music, giveaways, raffles, cosplay, short films each night! And, yes. LLOYD KAUFMAN will be here LIVE BOTH DAYS!! In his words, “it killed me to miss last seasons event-but nothing will keep me away from The Mahoning this year” Stay glued as more exciting updates are just around the corner!
Tickets are $10 per person. Overnight+General Packages are available for $20 per person!

FRIDAY, June 11th:
-The Toxic Avenger 2
-Cannibal: the Musical
-Surf Nazis Must Die!

SATURDAY, June 12th:
-Shakespeare’s Shitstorm *digital presentation
-The First Turn On
-Class of Nuke Em High

Gates open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown!

HONEY, I SHRUNK
THE KIDS!
(on Rare 35mm)

June 13, 2021

Join us on Sunday, JUNE 13th as we push a new series: Discount Disney Nights!! We are continuing the series with the Live Action Classic "HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS" - Starring box office star Rick Moranis in a fantastical practical effects world!
For those who may not be in the know: We have been pushing to access the Coveted Disney Vaults for over 4 years.. As it stands, The Mahoning Drive-in is the only one in the country programming 35mm Disney!!
Do Not Miss this incredibly rare opportunity to watch your favorite Classics on their original 35mm format. Please stay tuned for many more announcements in the coming weeks.

Gates Open at 6p.
Showtime at Sundown.

We will be presenting an retro trailer reel of family friendly faire before our single feature begins. This is your chance to relive your childhood memories, or share these classics with loved ones in the most nostalgic setting around.

Tickets are only $8 per person (children under 4 are free).
We are offering overnight package for this event as well: $16 per person

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