Mesa pop-up drive-in offers movies for those wanting to get out of house

What does a group of entertainers do when they’re out of work? They put their collective minds together and create a safe space for everyone to be entertained!

One of the people involved in Digital Drive-In AZ had his birthday fall in the middle of a worldwide outbreak. His name is Jackman. “He goes completely stir crazy and actually getting out for his birthday for a movie he has been wanting to see and being out at the same time hits all the buttons,” says Michael Dun, Jackman’s dad.

The producers of Digital Drive-In AZ in Mesa put all their equipment together and made the pop-up theater in just two weeks.

“This is great,” Sara Dun says. “We love going to the movies, and we haven’t done it in a while! With the grandparents next door, at least we can do something together.”

The drive in was a collaborative effort.

“I said ‘well I have that 40×10 stage, lets hang a [24′ x 40′] video wall, lets do a drive in movie’ … so with Allen having the property, me having the stage and Guiermo having the video wall and Herman having the bike rack, we said lets do it lets build it,” Bob Bentley said. “If we build it, they will come.”

And they did.

“This is something that you can enjoy with your entire family of course the people in your immediate household,” Bentley said.

For more information on showtimes and the location, visit http://digitaldriveinaz.com/

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.