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The Wild Center Announces Drive-In Movie Theater

The Wild Center Announces Drive-In Movie Theater

July 22, 2020

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center has converted a portion of the Meadow parking lot into a drive-in movie theater to provide another safe, outdoor experience to visitors. The Wild Center will be showing family-friendly movies and other "edutainment" on Saturday evenings beginning Saturday, July 25 and running through August. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for the drive-in and movies begin playing around 9:00 p.m. This physically distant program allows families to spread out in a safe manner while enjoying popular films.

Visitors to The Wild Center, which began their phased re-opening on July 15, can add a Drive-in Movie Experience in the same week as a visit to the Center for just $15 per carload. Guests without Wild Center admission can purchase tickets for $20 per carload, $15 per carload for members. All spots must be reserved ahead of time by phone, email or online at

On Saturday, July 25, The Wild Center will be showing "Jurassic Park" on the big screen. The Wild Center is encouraging guests to purchase popcorn from the State Theater, located at 100 Park Street in Tupper Lake. Popcorn orders can be made online at and are available for curbside pickup starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition, guests to The Wild Center's Drive-In Theater may bring their own food and drinks, and will have access to the on-site drink vending machine.

Composting toilets will be available for attendee use and are located at both ends of The Wild Center's parking lot. In addition to watching from the comfort of their car, guests are able to bring up to two lawn chairs to sit directly in front of their vehicle, which will be parked at least six feet away from other parties. Everyone is required to wear a face covering when outside of their vehicle.

The Wild Center's Drive-In Movie Theater is one example of a new, open-air experience provided by the science-based museum. In addition, The Wild Center is utilizing their Wild Walk platformed trail, Forest Music and other aspects of its largely outdoor 115- acre campus to provide a one-of-a-kind outdoor visit. Reservations are required for The Wild Center's outdoor experience, including the drive-in movie theater.

For more information on reopening, guidelines and reservation information, visit The Wild Center's Visit page: