Free movie to be offered at Marathon Park
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – U.S. Cellular is hosting a free drive-in movie in Wausau, Sept. 18-19, at Marathon Park, 1201 Stewart Ave.
The “Movie Under the Stars” experience includes a 7 p.m. screening of Shrek and will be open to 150 vehicles. Details are available at driveinWausau.uscellular.com, and anyone 18 years or older can register for a parking pass now.
Only one person in each vehicle needs to register for a pass, available on a first-come, first-served basis. U.S. Cellular will provide each vehicle with complimentary movie snacks.
“As many community events and activities have been postponed or cancelled this summer, we wanted to provide a safe experience for people to leave their homes and have fun outdoors – at no cost to them,” said Jared Blecha, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. “Nostalgia for drive-in movies has reached new heights, and as we continue to grow and invest in the Wausau community, we hope movie fans will join us for a night of entertainment the whole family can enjoy.”
U.S. Cellular is bringing a custom, 52-foot screen to Marathon Park for the movie. The park will open at 5:30 p.m., and parking spots will be mapped to ensure the best viewing angles and distances for peak safety. Audio will be enabled through each car’s FM radio, and on-site attendants will guide vehicles to their parking spots and check that everyone follows safety guidelines.