October 13, 2023

Ocala Drive-In Hosts Free Movie Night As Part of Red Ribbon Week

1.1 min read| Published On: October 13th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Ocala Drive-In Hosts Free Movie Night As Part of Red Ribbon Week

1.1 min read| Published On: October 13th, 2023|

The Ocala Drive-In will host a free movie night one week from today on Friday, Oct. 20, kicking off this year’s Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is Marion County’s annual initiative starting in October that promotes healthy living for children. The initiative encourages children to avoid drugs and alcohol.

The event will take place at the Ocala Drive-In. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and they will be showing the following movies:

(Screen number 1 located at Ocala Drive-In is pointed toward Highway 441. Its a great place to watch a movie under the open sky.)

Screen 1 – Hocus Pocus 2 and Elemental

Screen 2 – Haunted Mansion and The Little Mermaid (2023)

The Ocala Drive-In is located at 4850 S Pine Ave. in Ocala. We have been told that the event will also include ice cream provided by the Ocala Police Department’s Polar Patrol, snow cones, swag bags, bounce houses, market booths, games, giveaways and a first responders vehicle expo.

This is a free event and, while there is no registration, we recommend arriving early to participate in all the pre-show activities.

(The Ocala Drive-In at night features classic neon. It is such a gem to have a place like this around.)

Marion County is involved with a national Red Ribbon campaign that involves more than 100,000 schools and organizations.

You can find out more information about Red Ribbon Week by visiting the Community Council Against Substance Abuses Facebook page or contact them via email at ccasa@mcchildrensalliance.org.

Photo Credit – Ocala Drive-In

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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