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Broccoli City Partners with Events DC to Launch New Drive-In Movie Summer Series in the Nation’s Capital

07/08/2020

Broccoli City Partners with Events DC to Launch New Drive-In Movie Summer Series in the Nation’s Capital

Tickets On Sale Today, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10AM ET
 
WASHINGTON, DC – (July 8, 2020) - Broccoli City, the creators behind one of America’s largest independent music festivals, announced today the launch of Park Up DC, a pop-up drive-in movie summer series, in partnership with Events DC. The series will take place on the RFK Stadium Campus beginning on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., and will run through Sunday, October 31, 2020. Throughout the drive-in movie series, Park Up DC will feature movies for all ages. Tickets can now be purchased exclusively at www.ParkUpDC.com.
 
“We know DC is the capital of creativity, and the Park Up DC series is certainly a creative use of an otherwise underused plot of land,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we continue working together to stop the spread of the virus and keep our community healthy, this series is reimaging how we come together for safe, fun, and family-friendly events.”   
 
“As the official convention and sports authority for the District, Events DC is excited to launch Park Up DC, a reimagined drive-in movie series to the RFK Campus this summer.  We are pleased to collaborate with local partners Broccoli City, to bring this fun event to our community.  As safety remains our top priority, this drive-in movie series is a prime example of being creative and still able to bring people together to celebrate summertime and enjoy new and classic movies together,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC.  “We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the RFK Campus soon.
 
“With everything going on in the world, we wanted to offer an affordable outlet for people to get out of the house and still enjoy their summer with movies and live entertainment in a safe environment,” said Brandon McEachern, co-founder of Broccoli City.  
 
The drive-in movie series will kick off on July 15, 2020 with a free community event for COVID-19 healthcare workers. Park Up DC will open to the public on Friday July 17, 2020 with film favorites such as Jurassic Park, FRIDAY, Paddington and more. Throughout the summer, movies will be shown on a massive 45ft. wide HD LED digital screen with high-quality sound delivered through each vehicle’s FM radio. Beyond movie screenings, Park Up DC will host community partner events like church services and pop-up concert experiences.
 
To accommodate social distancing, multiple safety measures have been put in place in accordance with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Phase Two reopening guidelines. This includes properly distanced vehicles, cashless prepaid tickets, mandatory masks worn outside of vehicles, cashless mobile delivery options from local food trucks, and fully sanitized porta potties. Each vehicle will receive information that will include a code of conduct, a parking map, restroom locations, food to order details, and an FAQ list at the point of purchase and upon arrival.
 
General admission starts at $29 per vehicle. For more information on Park Up DC or to purchase tickets, visit www.ParkUpDC.com.
 
About Broccoli City Lifestyle Group
Broccoli City is a leading social enterprise organization committed to educating, equipping and
mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations.
Through an array of diverse programs and events, including the organization’s flagship music festival, Broccoli City continues to create pathways to higher standards of sustainable living, environmental sustainability, economic opportunity, and access to high-quality food and shelter.

About Events DC:

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKCampus.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and the Entertainment and Sports Arena (www.ESAontheRise.com), all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC).
 
Events DC Media Contact:
Ashley Forrester, Events DC
202.439.7109; Aforrester@eventsdc.com 
 
Broccoli City Media Contact:
Jermon Williams, Broccoli City
240.899.0525; Jermon.Williams@BroccoliCity.com 
 
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