CALLING ALL DRIVE-IN FANS! 

Gather your crew, swear the Drive-In Oath, and head on down to Joe Bob’s Jamboree at the Mahoning Drive-in Theater, featuring an incredible three days of immersive fandom the likes of which have never been seen . . . 

Step right up for history in the making at Joe Bob’s 1st Annual Mutant Fest on Friday, followed by alive version of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs on Saturday, and finally Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In of Dread on Sunday. Each day will offer unique and exclusive events including vendors, musical performances, side show acts, themed photo ops, food, drink, celebrity guests, and special presentations by Joe Bob, Darcy the Mail Girl, and film industry professionals. 

Do not hesitate: Space is limited! 

**READ BELOW FOR EVENT DETAILS—BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL
TERMS BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS!** 

FRIDAY, JULY 16
JOE BOB’S 1ST ANNUAL MUTANT FEST

***THURSDAY EVENT DESCRIPTION BELOW***
Joe Bob Briggs (American’s first and foremost Drive-In Movie Critic and host of Shudder’s THE LAST DRIVE-IN) pulls the Airstream onto the Mahoning Drive-In lot one night early, in a special Thursday night kick-off to the sold-out Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree! JB’s fixin’ to dish out some down-home book learnin’ with HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD, a two-hour comedic lecture filled with images and clips, detailing the history of the Redneck in America, and how good ‘ol boys and sassy lasses helped turn the film industry on its ear. He’ll thumb his nose at the High Sherriffs and lay bare the truth about moonshiners, clod-kickers, and farmer’s daughters, as told through decades of cinema of both the high and low variety.And once Joe Bob rests his case, our 35mm projectors will light up the screen with the all-time hammer-down classic, SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977), in the role that sent Burt Reynolds into the cinematic stratosphere, behind the wheel of a black Trans-Am, with Sally Field at his side and Jackie Gleason on his tail. It’s Atlanta to Texarkana and back to pick up and deliver a truckload of illegal Coors for a sweet payoff, a long way to go and a short time to get there, but with the Bandit and The Snowman (and Fred) behind the wheels, they might just do what others say can’t be done!
Thursday General Ticket: $50 (per person) - This Ticket option will allow you to gain access to the lot at 6pm. No Overnight Passes Available at the gates.
Thursday VIP Ticket: $65 (per person) - This Ticket option will allow you to gain access to the lot at 4pm. All VIP will include an Overnight Pass (all campsite Must Be Broken Down by 11am on Friday to allow for weekend set-up. All Vehicles Must Clear the lot By Noon on Friday).VIP Tickets Also Include: A BBQ Dinner from the Meat Wagon LLC before General Gates Open.
We are allowing fans to enjoy the show with LAWN SEATING! This means you can bring your chairs and blankets onto the field under the screen & in front of the stage to enjoy the show!! Please note that this seating is limited and not guaranteed with any Ticket.
Joe Bob will be available for Photos & Autographs at his table before sunset (all at additional cost).In celebration of Joe Bob’s arrival and SMOKEY, we’ll have themed Snack Bar food specials, and a live DJ set of 60s-70s country and southern rock, so scoot your boots on down to the Mahoning and sit a spell, as Joe Bob, Rednecks, and a man called Bandit from Atlanta, GA give you the time of your life under the stars!**Note: You may only purchase tickets for your vehicle & must all be in the same Ticket Tier!
All Mahoning Events are Rain or Shine.
No Refunds or Transfers.

Please note: Overnighters must vacate the lot by noon unless you also have a V.I.M. Package for Friday.

FRIDAY, JULY 16
JOE BOB’S 1ST ANNUAL MUTANT FEST

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $25 PER PERSON
The General Admission ticket entitles you to a 6 p.m. entry to the Mahoning for a program that will include two feature films and ten short films introduced by Joe Bob—winners in Joe Bob’s passion project to bring recognition to low-budget guerrilla filmmakers from around the world. The program will include presentation of the Drive-In Academy Awards, better known as the Hubbies, by Joe Bob and Darcy.
     You will have access to all vendor and merchandise tables.
     Please note: No cars may line up at the gate until 6 p.m. 

V.I.M. ADMISSION PACKAGE (for Very Important Mutants): $100 PER PERSON
 The V.I.M.Package entitles you to everything in the General Admission description, plus:

  • A pre-show barbecue dinner with Joe Bob, Darcy ,members of The Last Drive-In team, and the evening’s filmmakers, catered by The Meat Wagon of Hatfield, Pa., famous for its “Swine Dining.”(Darcy-approved vegan options will be available.)
  • Early gate access at 3 p.m.
  • Access to one-hour presentations on film production by industry professionals, including Joe Bob and other writers, directors and producers. These mini-lectures are designed for low-budget filmmakers but are open to all. The presenters and topics will be announced in early summer.
  • Exclusive access to overnight camping on the Mahoning lot. You will be allowed to set up a tent and get comfortable at the back of the lot. (Please note that we do not allow RV’s or pull-behind trailers. For information, see the overnight guide at www.mahoningdit.com/overnight-guide.
  • Access to “Darcy’s Toon Tent” at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Cereal will be available as Darcy hosts classic cartoons to kick off the Saturday festivities.

Please note: Overnighters must vacate the lot by noon unless you also have a V.I.M. Package for Saturday.

SATURDAY,JULY 17
“THELAST DRIVE-IN” LIVE, WITH JOE BOB AND FRIENDS

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $49 PER PERSON            
The General Admission ticket entitles you to a 6 p.m. entry to “The Last Drive-In Live,” featuring two feature films hosted live on stage by Joe Bob and Darcy, with Joe Bob’s trademark breaks between segments, all projected on screen. There will also be a classic intermission reel projected on 35-millimeter film between the two features. In keeping with the traditions of the show, the titles of the movies and the special guests won’t be announced in advance. Show must be watched from your vehicle space.
     Prior to the main event, you will have access to autograph tables, live music performances, sideshow acts, themed eats, dressed sets, vendors and photo ops.            
     Please note: No General Admission ticket-holders may line up at the gate until 6 p.m. 

MUTANT ADMISSION TICKET: $99 PER PERSON
The Mutant Ticket Package entitles you to everything in the General Admission description, plus:

  • A2 p.m. entry, allowing more time for the daytime events, including the live music events and Joe Bob and Darcy meet-and-greets.

Please note: No Mutant ticket-holders may line up at the gate until 2 p.m.

V.I.M. (Very Important Mutant) TICKET PACKAGE: $150 PER PERSON
The V.I.M. Ticket Package entitles you to everything in the General Admission description, plus:

  • Early gate access at 12pm.
  • Exclusive on-set photo op by a professional photographer with Joe Bob and Darcy under the Mahoning’s famously massive screen. The 8x10 will be printed immediately afterward. Digital copies will be available for an additional fee. (Please note: V.I.M. ticket-holders must be on the lot by 1p.m. to take advantage of the photo op.)
  • Exclusive access to overnight camping on the Mahoning lot. You will be allowed to set up a tent and get comfortable at the back of the lot. (Please note that we do not allow RV’s or pull-behind trailers. For information, see the overnight guide at www.mahoningdit.com/overnight-guide.
  • V.I.M. ticket-holders will be allowed to place chairs and blankets on the grass in front of the screen to be part of the live studio audience for the on-stage segments. This space is limited, so it will only be available to those who arrive early. Total audience size will be determined by The Last Drive-In production team due to safety and equipment concerns, so grass seating is not  NOT GUARANTEED  with this ticket.

Please note: Overnighters must vacate the lot by noon unless you also have a V.I.M. Package for Sunday.

Sunday, July 18
JOE BOB’S DRIVE-IN OF DREAD

MINI-MUTANTS TICKET: $20 PER CHILD
This limited ticket option is available only to children 16 or younger traveling with their parents or guardians. All children share venue access with their parents’ ticket tier. Children 4 and under are admitted free of charge. 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $49 PER PERSON
The Mutant Ticket Package entitles you to a 6 p.m. entry to “Joe Bob’s Drive-In of Dread,” during which the Mahoning lot becomes an enormous haunt, with ghouls lurking the lot and creeping around your vehicle while Joe Bob and Darcy host to classic 1950s horror films from the projection booth. (If you would rather not be frightened by the undead redneck mutants, let the box office know upon entry.) In between features, we will pause for a classic intermission reel in 35-millimeter film.
Prior to the main event, you will have access to autograph tables, live music performances, sideshow acts, themed eats, dressed sets, vendors and photo ops.
Please note: No Mutant ticket-holders may line up at the gate until 6 p.m. 

MUTANT ADMISSION TICKET: $99 PER PERSON
The Mutant Ticket Package entitles you to everything in the General Admission description, plus:

  • 2 p.m. entry, allowing more time for the daytime events, including the live music events and Joe Bob and Darcy meet-and-greets.

Please note: No Mutant ticket-holders may line up at the gate until 2p.m

V.I.M. (Very Important Mutant)TICKET PACKAGE: $125 PER PERSON
The V.I.M. Ticket Package entitles you to everything in the General Admission description, plus:

  • Early gate access at 12pm (noon).
  • Exclusive on-set photo op by a professional photographer with Joe Bob and Darcy under the Mahoning’s famously massive screen. The 8x10 will be printed immediately afterward. Digital copies will beavailable for an additional fee. (Please note: V.I.M. ticket-holders must be on the lot by 1 p.m. to take advantage of the photo op.)
  • Exclusive access to overnight camping on the Mahoning lot. You will be allowed to set up a tent and get comfortable at the back of the lot. (Please note that we do not allow RV’s or pull-behind trailers. For information, see the overnight guide at www.mahoningdit.com/overnight-guide.

Please note: All overnighters must vacate the lot by noon on Monday the 19th.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

**THIS IS AN ALL-WEATHER EVENT! WE’RE MUTANTS & WON’T LET ANYTHING STOP US!**

Due to a very high demand for Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree, for security reasons we will be adding additional steps for checkout when purchasing tickets:

  • Names will be required at checkout.
  • Ticket-holders must show ID at the gate in order to verify that you are the purchaser.
  • You may purchase multiple tickets under one name, but all ticket-holders must arrive in a single vehicle.
  • Tickets are limited to 5 per purchase.

COVID-19 POLICIES

  • Everyone must bring a mask or face covering to the Mahoning Drive-In.
  • A full mask requirement will be in place for all three days in common areas, restrooms, vendor areas, concession areas, and at meet-and-greets.
  • The driver and front passenger in each vehicle must wear a face covering during check-in at the box office or when speaking to parking attendants.
  • Face coverings may be removed once your vehicle is parked in your spot.

PHOTO OP POLICIES

  • Face coverings are required when lining up for celebrity photo ops. You may remove the mask for the photo op. Please refrain from hugs, handshakes or high-fives for the safety of our celebrities.
  • You may get group photos up to 5 people (all must be at the V.I.M.Package level).
  •  Cell phone pictures and video recordings are not allowed during photo ops.

AUTOGRAPH POLICIES

  • Autographs and photographs at celebrity tables will require an additional charge. Pricing is left up to the guest.
  • Respect each guest’s mask policy while taking photos.
  • We welcome fans who bring personal memorabilia to be signed.
  • Please note that not all celebrities accept credit cards.

LIVE FILMING POLICY

  • The Last Drive-In segments will be filmed and projected simultaneously onto the massive Mahoning screen. All sound is transmitted via FM to a car’s stereo or portable radio. You must remain in or near your vehicle to hear the sound.
  • Video recording is strictly prohibited. Violators will be asked to leave with no refund.
  • By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to be filmed.

OVERNIGHT POLICY

  • For this event, overnight passes are available only for V.I.M. Package ticket-holders and are included in the price of the ticket. No overnight passes will be sold separately.
  • Overnight passes are non-transferable.
  • Due to space, no oversized vehicles will be permitted. This includes large campers and RVs.

REFUND POLICY

  • All events will be held rain or shine.
  • No refunds will be offered.
  • All sales are final.
  • In case of severe weather, we will keep ticket-holders updated on local conditions in order for you to come prepared.

MAHONING DRIVE-INPOLICIES

Please visit the Mahoning Drive-In Theater website at MahoningDIT.com to review the venue’s COVID-19 policies, Overnight Guide, and FAQ for answers to other questions or concerns. (Links Below)          

The Mahoning Drive-In Theater reserves the right to deny entry to the event or eject audience members from the lot for failure to comply with stated polices or procedures. No refunds will be issued for individuals denied entry or removed from the event due to non-compliance or disruptive behavior.