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Blue Grass Drive-In Presents ‘Lightyear’ And ‘Doctor Strange’ Friday Night

June 16th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

Are you ready for the all new adventures of Buzz? Blue Grass Drive-In presents “Lightyear” and “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” this Friday at the theater, 774 W. Mayne St. Don’t miss this fantastic family friendly combo. Gate and ticket booth open at 6 pm and the movies start at dusk!  Read More

‘America’s Lost Landscape’ Documentary Screening Today At Davenport’s Figge Museum

June 4th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

Film Director David O’Shields will appear with his award-winning documentary “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” for a special Truth First Film Alliance presentation at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. O’Shields will take part in a Talkback session following the 60-minute film. The special National Prairie Day event is FREE to the public and sponsored by Living Lands and Waters, Produce Iowa, and the Northwest Illinois Film Office. Visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org for more info.  Read More

Iowa Motion Picture Association gives “Remembering Forest Grove” Museum Film Top Award of Excellence

May 30th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

“Remembering Forest Grove”, a museum film produced by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, received the top Award of Excellence from the Iowa Motion Picture Association in the Education category. The 10-minute film highlights the history of education in the nation, one-room schools in Iowa, on-camera interviews with former teachers and students of Forest Grove School No. 5, and concludes with a visual summary of the successful seven-year restoration spearheaded by Sharon Andresen and a dedicated group of local volunteers and craftspeople. Forest Grove School... Read More

America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie Screens June 4

May 29th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

Film Director David O’Shields will appear with his award-winning documentary “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” for a special Truth First Film Alliance presentation at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. O’Shields will take part in a Talkback session following the 60-minute film. The special National Prairie Day event is FREE to the public and sponsored by Living Lands and Waters, Produce Iowa, and the Northwest Illinois Film Office. Visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org for more info.  Read More

Take A Creepy Look At The Quad-Cities In New Crime Horror Web Series

May 28th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

Are you ready to find out the creepy secrets of the Quad-Cities? Quad Cities – Mini Series is a 5 episode horror themed mini series. Episodes drop every week on the “Quad Cities – Mini Series” YouTube page!! https://youtube.com/channel/UCQ7uqCTsKD0QWp3oK192-mw “As gruesome murders plague the Quad Cities, an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.” (The Quad Cities are 4 cities in Iowa and Illinois that border the Mississippi River. 2 cities on each side of the river. Davenport and Bettendorf on the Iowa side and Moline and Rock Island... Read More

‘Better Call Saul’ Has Become Better Than ‘Breaking Bad’

May 13th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

I never thought I’d say it. I’ve always been a huge fan of “Breaking Bad.” But with this sixth season, the prequel to “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” has become better than the original series. The tipping point for me was the last episode, and last moments, of Nacho Varga, which were so tense and intense yet touching and beautiful in so many ways. That incredibly difficult mixture of emotions to attain, and the ultimate fate of one of my favorite characters in both shows, just showed how masterful “Saul” has become. The way the two... Read More

Iowa’s Revered Highway 61 Drive In Reopens For The Season TONIGHT!

April 22nd, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

It’s time for some outdoor movies again! The revered 61 Drive In Theatre — only the fourth of its kind in the state — will open up its 72nd season April 22. Films on the slate for the first weekend at the drive-in will be “The Bad Guys” and “The Lost City.” The drive-in movie theater is open Fridays and Saturdays, showing double features. Other upcoming movies include “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion.” Box office opens at 6, films start at 8. For more info, see HERE.  Read More

Illinois Filmmakers Can Apply For New Filmmaking Project Starting Soon!

April 18th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

The deadline has been extended – your students STILL have the opportunity to make short films starting April 21st! Great news! We have extended our deadline to Tuesday, April 19th for your youth so they can still apply for our last Weekly Filmmaking Project which starts on April 21st! Scripted Short Films presented by Sony Pictures is a filmmaker favorite – so if your youth want to make movies and learn from the pros that brought us The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Jumanji & more – then they won’t want to miss this project! Every Thursday starting April 21st through May 26th,... Read More

Iowa’s 61 Drive In Theatre Opening Next Weekend

April 16th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

It’s time for some outdoor movies again! The revered 61 Drive In Theatre — only the fourth of its kind in the state — will open up its 72nd season April 22. Films on the slate for the first weekend at the drive-in will be “The Bad Guys” and “The Lost City.” The drive-in movie theater is open Fridays and Saturdays, showing double features. Other upcoming movies include “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion.” Box office opens at 6, films start at 8. For more... Read More

Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

April 9th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

Applications for our last filmmaking project – Scripted Short Films presented by Sony Pictures – are open now through April 15th and we would love for your youth to join us! Our last filmmaking project of the year is a teen favorite so we have included a program email below that you can easily forward to your students! Make your own Short Film starting April 21st! If you want to make movies, then you won’t want to miss our final weekly filmmaking project, Scripted Short Films, presented by Sony Pictures. Starting April 21st, you’ll work on producing, filming and editing... Read More