Is Nov. 18 too early for a Christmas movie? That’s debatable, although it’s never too early for a great Will Ferrell comedy, and so next week’s drive-in screening of “Elf” should, like a warm cup of eggnog, just about hit the spot.
The Junior League is hosting the event at 7 p.m. next Wednesday at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC), where up to 60 cars can comfortably park. The movie will be audio-cast on an FM station, but attendees can also bring blankets and chairs to sit on the lawn outside of their cars, so long as they wear masks and are socially distanced.
Adding to the festive nature of the screening, food trucks will be onsite beginning at 6 p.m. and serving eclectic dinner options. Those who prefer more traditional movie-theater nosh can pre-purchase snack packs at a serious bargain of $5; each one arrives with two popcorns, two chips, two chocolate chip cookies and two fruit snacks. I guess these are targeted to kids, but I kinda want one, like, now. If you don’t order them in advance, a limited number will be available for $8 onsite.
Tickets for the experience itself will run $10 per car, with an additional $10 optional donation to the Junior League. All snack pack revenues will benefit the Junior League too, which has been bettering the Boca Raton Community for nearly 40 years. By watching a hilarious yuletide film under the stars, you’ll be responsible for assisting the League’s efforts to address issues such as hunger, child welfare and nonprofit support—contributing an early Christmas gift to an uber-worthy cause.
For tickets, visit the official Eventbrite page, and don’t dawdle; space is limited.