WARWICK, RI – September 16, 2020 – T.F. Green Airport and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) are pleased to announce a free, “pop-up drive-in movie,” in partnership with newportFILM’s summer and fall series of drive-in movies and Frontier Airlines. RIAC’s contribution of available space and volunteers for the drive-in movie have made it possible to provide a free and entertaining community event, while also supporting essential programs provided by the West Bay Community Action program.
On Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., the film “Linda Ronstadt, The Sound of my Voice,” will be shown at T.F. Green Airport’s parking lot located at 2119 Post Road in Warwick RI, across from the Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel. Registered attendees can arrive as early as 5:30pm, with food and refreshments available from Paco’s Tacos Mobile Mex and Smoke and Squeal Barbeque food trucks. More information about the film is available at https://newportfilm.com/films/linda-ronstadt-the-sound-of-my-voice. The event is free, however there is a suggested donation of $10 per car. Reservations are required, and limited to the first 100 cars, with reservations available starting at noon on Monday, September 21, 2020 at https://newportfilm.com.
“We’re proud to help bring a fun and memorable experience to thank everyone for their continued support of T.F. Green Airport and connect with our community partners during this difficult period,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Now more than ever it is important to recognize the importance of “flying local” to help boost Rhode Island’s travel and tourism industry. This event is also a “thank you” to all those who helped vote to recognize T.F. Green Airport one of the best airports in the nation! We are proud to partner with newportFILM and appreciate their efforts to help bring this event to the community.”
This year T.F. Green Airport has been recognized by USA Today and Travel + Leisure as one of the best airports in the nation. T.F Green Airport will also be accepting canned food donations for West Bay Community Action at the event, providing those who donate an extra chance to win exciting door prizes, including flight vouchers worth up to $250 each, generously provided by Frontier Airlines, as well as an airport parking voucher worth $200. The event complies with state COVID-19 requirements, with volunteers and staff following COVID-19 safety protocols and face-coverings should be worn by attendees at the time of entry into the Airport parking lot at 2119 Post Road, Warwick, RI, across the road from the Hampton Inn & Suites.
“We’re thrilled that T.F. Green Airport asked us to bring our social distance friendly documentary film program to Warwick, opening up our events to a wider audience across Rhode Island!, said Becca Bertrand, Executive Director of newportFILM. Earlier this summer newportFILM announced they were adapting their annual summer series “newportFILM outdoors” to become a series of “newportFILM drive-in” movies scheduled for June through October.
About T.F. Green Airport: A convenient and low-cost international gateway to New England, T.F. Green Airport (PVD) has a large catchment area with 7.5 million residents within 90 minutes of the airport. It attracts passengers from nearby Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. PVD is located just outside of Providence, Rhode Island. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking and short lines, T.F. Green Airport was named as one of USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2020 as well as “Top Five” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best 2020” Awards for Top Domestic Airports.
About newportFILMnewportFILM inspires, educates, and entertains by presenting current and impactful documentaries that build community and propel change. The year-round non-profit documentary film organization usually has thousands of attendees at their summer events. This year, in an effort to maintain safe social distance guidelines, newportFILM chose to host a series of films in pop up drive-ins in various locations throughout the state through October. newportFILM will also continue its virtual streaming program this fall and winter with “Facebook Live” Q&A’s with directors, producers and film subjects.