AFTEE Hosts Drive-In Movies For Non-Profits

All For The East End will present “Show Time in Southampton,” a drive-in movie series this summer to help its “Feed the Need” campaign, benefitting local food pantries and other nonprofits on the East End that are still struggling from the Covid-19 pandemic.  

“Show Time in Southampton” will take place at the Southampton Elks Lodge, on County Road 39 and runs over three weekends: July 17 and 18, July 24 and 25 and July 31 and August 1.    

Vehicles will be set up with plenty of space to safely tailgate and set up chairs, according to the organizers.  You select your spot when purchasing tickets. Reservations are required.  Tickets range from $25 to $200. Spots closer to the screen increase in price and include a donation to AFTEE.  The screen is LED and provides sharp visual quality.  Sound will be provided through speakers and through vehicle radio transmission.  There will also be food trucks and portable restrooms available.  

Security will be on site and traffic control will be provided. Volunteers will help guide people to and from their vehicles and remind patrons to wear masks when leaving their individual safety zone. A designated section to honor food pantry workers will also be set up at each presentation.  

Here are the movies:

Fri. July 17th-“Men in Black”
Sat. July 18th “Dirty Dancing”
Fri. July 24th “Raiders of the Lost Arc”
Sat. July 25th “Rocky”
Fri. July 31st “Transformers”
Sat Aug. 1st “Jurassic Park”

For reservations visit www.aftee.org 

AFTEE was founded in 2012 and is working to support the non-profit community of the East End by providing an accessible source of funding.  The Feed the Need Campaign is currently addressing issues of food instability and other concerns raised by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Long Island Community Foundation partners with AFTEE to manage the grant process to ensure transparency, and administers the fund disbursements.  The AFTEE grant advisory committee includes one member from each of the five East End towns. 

Learn more about the work of AFTEE and the Long Island Community Foundation.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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