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Free drive-in movies planned for Thursday night in Sacramento

Ghostbusters Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) in "Ghostbusters." (Hopper Stone)
Ghostbusters Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) in "Ghostbusters." (Hopper Stone) TNS

Free drive-in movies are offered on Thursday in Sacramento as part of a customer appreciation night.

The free night of movies at Sacramento Drive-In, Bradshaw Road and Highway 50, will feature recent movies “Ghostbusters,” “Angry Birds,” “Central Intelligence” and “Tarzan.” Gates at the theaters, 9616 Oates Drive, open at 6 p.m. and movies start at dusk.

“We typically show first-run movies every night, but on customer appreciation night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months,” said Nancy Crane, vice president of West Wind in a news release. “We’ll also have live entertainment and games and events for the kids. Relax in your car or bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight.”

Seven years ago, the company reopened Solano Drive In in Concord, and five years ago West Wind reopened a Santa Barbara drive-in. Crane said value is part of the draw.

Normally, tickets for a double-bill at the drive-in are $7.95 per adult, $1.25 for children 5 to 11 years old. Children 4 and under get in free.

“Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie, then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie,” Crane said. “It’s the perfect babysitter.”

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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