Photo: Amanda Bauer / Contributed Photo
NEW HAVEN — Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ is showing “Black Panther” at a drive-in movie night on Saturday.
The movie, which runs about 2 hours, 15 minutes, is set to start at about 8:30 p.m. at 470 James St. in New Haven, according to a Facebook post.
Admission is $40 per car, and for an additional $20, attendees can get a snack box with popcorn, candy, sliders and an appetizer, said Amanda Bauer, an assistant manager and event coordinator.
“We used to do movie nights out in our amphitheater lawn for a while, but because of the COVID regulations and for the sake of keeping everybody safe, we came up with a drive-in movie night, that way people can be in their own cars, keeps them nice and safe,” Bauer said.
The showing comes after actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred as T’Challa in the movie, died from colon cancer in late August. Boseman also played a number of other iconic roles, including Jackie Robinson in “42” and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.”
“Chadwick has such a strong personality in general and is such a good guy,” Bauer said. “I think we really wanted to kind of, pay tribute to him a little bit. So we all, as a management team, just sort of agreed and decided that this would be a really good idea.”
Eventgoers can listen to the movie on a radio station provided by the vendor — Powerstation Events — while they watch it on the movie screen, or they can sit around their cars “tailgate-style” with their own lawn chairs and blankets, Bauer said.
Bear’s plans to sell 35 tickets for the event, and as of Monday afternoon, there were 11 left, Bauer added. Tickets can be purchased on the business’ website, by calling the restaurant or on site.
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