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Alexandria Drive-In to be discontinued after ‘Shrek’ this weekend

The Alexandria Drive-In will be discontinued after this Saturday night’s performance of Shrek.

With life returning to normal and movie theaters and entertainment venues coming back, event organizers decided to shut down the operation.

“As vaccination numbers rise and we are, thankfully, able to return to our new normal; celebrating in person with friends and families, attending events, and even going back to movie theaters, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Alexandria Drive-in after July,” organizers from The Garden wrote on the drive-in website.

The effort launched with Jurassic Park last August in the parking lot of the Victory Center at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue, and the first several shows were completely sold out.

“We loved the Drive-In,” said founder Kelly Grant of ALX Community. “It was the best example of a community coming together.”

Grant would later win the city’s Philanthropist of the Year Award for her effort, since more than 12,000 people safely saw movies on the big screen again. More than $150,000 was also donated to ACT for Alexandria, the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and Athena Rapid Response.

Shrek will start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $40 per car.

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