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Somerset Patriots To Host Drive-In Movie At TD Bank Ballpark

05/29/2020 9:07 AM -
The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will use TD Bank Ballpark for drive-in movie events on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.
The Somerset Patriots will screen the 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic The Sandlot at 8:30 pm on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base side of the ballpark. The lot will open at 7:30 pm for arrival.
Admission will be $25 per car and limited to the first 115 to purchase a spot per event. Proceeds will benefit the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help our local health care workers.
Tickets will be on sale exclusively online on Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:00 am. Reminder that tickets are extremely limited for both dates and are on a first come first serve basis!
“We are very excited to host the drive-in movies at the ballpark,” said Somerset Patriots President and General Manager Patrick McVerry. “We’ve been looking for some fun ways to use TD Bank Ballpark until our baseball season is able to begin. Using the parking lot to safely gather our fans and community to enjoy a baseball classic and continue our efforts to support RWJBarnabas Health at this time made a lot of sense.”
Concession packages can be pre-ordered with tickets so they can be safely picked up in time for the start of the movie. The Basic Package is $20 and includes a bag of popcorn, two bottles of soda or water, two soft pretzels and two boxes of candy. The Ultra Package is $35 and includes two bags of popcorn, four bottles of soda or water, four soft pretzels and four boxes of candy.
An order form to choose your candy and bottled drink flavors will be emailed within 24 hours and a confirmation email that the order was placed and received will be sent to you. No food orders will be taken the day of the movie. Upon arrival in the lot, you will notify the parking attendant that you ordered food and you will be directed to the food pickup lane where your order will be given to you in your vehicle window.
To follow recommendations of health experts and government officials, movie-goers will be asked to remain in their cars during the event. Should anyone need to exit their vehicles for any reason, a mask will need to be worn if within six feet of others.
Portable restrooms are being provided by P&W Services. Patrons are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes with them.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, The Sandlot (rated PG) is a coming-of-age story about a group of young boys growing up in California in 1962. A new, shy boy moves into the neighborhood, where he is initially rejected by the local boys because he doesn't know how to play baseball. Soon, he learns the sport and joins the group of boys who play ball in a local sandlot, and with his new friends, he has a variety of adventures.
More Safety And Other Information For The Event:
  • All cars will be socially distanced as per NJ State Executive Order 142.  
  • Cars will be allowed to open their windows.  
  • Patrons must stay in their vehicles at all times as per NJ State Executive Order 142 with only the exception being to use the restroom (The Somerset Patriots will have 2 Porta Johns in the lot provided by P&W Services for emergency use and there will be an attendant to service it.  We do encourage you to bring your own sanitizing wipes or hand sanitizer as well).  
  • Cars will be directed into parking spots by a Patriots Staff Member, please wear a mask when pulling into the lot and our staff will also have masks when communicating from a safe distance. 
  • If you have a sedan or smaller car and can bring that, it would be best for everyone’s viewing abilities.  If you have a larger SUV, we may have to keep your vehicle towards the back of the lot. 
  • At the end of the movie, we will turn on the lights in the parking lot and we ask that you carefully make your way out of the parking lot. 
  • Movie sound will be available via an FM Frequency that can be run off your car radio.  If your car battery will not allow your radio to stay on for the duration of the movie, we recommend bringing a battery powered FM Radio to use in your vehicle.  There are also several FM radio apps that you can download for your smartphone that can work with your favorite battery powered speaker. 
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About RWJBarnabas Health
The RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response fund helps address the growing needs arising as a result of this unprecedented global health crisis and will be used to support our frontline healthcare workers and our comprehensive emergency care efforts.
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a large medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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