Free drive-in movies this weekend in Greenville

Published 7:13 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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GREENVILLE — UScellular is hosting a free Drive-In Movie in Greenville on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Pitt County Fairgrounds located at 3910 Martin Luther King Jr Highway. “Movie Under the Stars” includes a screening of Shrek 2 that will start at 7:30 p.m., and it will be open to 200 vehicles free of charge each night. Pre-movie activities will begin at 7 p.m. and include trivia game shown on the big screen. Details are available at, 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, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to free entry, UScellular will provide each vehicle popular movie snacks, including popcorn, candy and water. To support local businesses in the area, the event at Pitt County Fair Grounds will feature an eastern North Carolina favorite snack, Pirate’s Popcorn, made in Greenville.

“The popularity of drive-in movies grew during the pandemic, evoking a sense of nostalgia while bringing friends and family together,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for UScellular in eastern North Carolina. “As long-time members of the eastern North Carolina community, we wanted to bring that experience here, and we are excited to provide a free night of entertainment the whole family can enjoy.”

UScellular is bringing a custom, 52-foot screen to the Pitt County Fairgrounds for the movie. The lot will open at 6 p.m., and parking spots will be strategically mapped to ensure social distance and the best viewing angles. Audio will be enabled through each car’s FM radio, and on-site attendants will guide vehicles to their parking spots.

To ensure that everyone who wants to see the movie can, once all passes are gone, anyone who registers for the movie will receive a unique rental code to watch any movie of their choice at home, courtesy of UScellular and Redbox.