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Enjoy flicks at the shore this summer

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If you have children, you probably haven’t seen an adult movie in ages. It’s even worse if you do have kids since it will probably cost you the entire contents of your wallet in order to take a family of four to see the latest hit; worse if you have more than two offspring. Snacks? Well, you can’t afford those either which is why you smuggle some in your jacket from home.

However, this summer, Shore Flicks has the answer to the family movie woes or the perfect cheap date that won’t have your significant other searching for the exit. All season long a dozen Monmouth and Ocean County towns will be showing outdoor movies. How cool is that?

Drive-ins haven’t completely gone out of style. According to the website Drive-ins.com, there are over 5,000 still in existence in the United States. Though if you live in New Jersey, there is only one. The lone outdoor movie theater in the Garden State is in Vineland. The Delsea Drive-In Theater has two screens and shows both vintage flicks and new releases.

Shore Flicks is a traveling drive-in so to speak where local companies including Jersey Central Power and Light sponsor the events. Some participating towns include Red Bank, Spring Lake, Keyport, and Beach Haven. Movies are free of charge and participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the New Jersey Natural Gas Food Drive Table.

Okay, so viewers aren’t going to see the hot new movies, but it is a wonderful opportunity to catch the ones you may have missed like Frozen or the Lego Movie. It is also the perfect occasion to introduce your children to the classics you loved back in the day like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Jaws.

Movies begin just after the sun goes down and are shown on Shore Flicks’ 16-foot screen. If you are planning to check out one of the showings, it is suggested that you follow Shore Flicks on either Twitter or Facebook in order to be updated about any cancellations due to weather issues. For a complete schedule visit, http://www.shoreflicks.com/about_shore.html.

What more can you ask on a warm summer night? Pack a few snacks, a blanket or beach chairs, and head out for a little taste of years gone by. Oh yes, and enjoy the movie as well as the atmosphere!

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