The City of Knoxville and the Knox County Public Library will present two free movie screenings in a spring edition of Drive-In at the Midway at Chilhowee Park:


  • Friday, March 26: “Zootopia” (PG, 2016)
  • Thursday, April 1: “Hop” (PG, 2011)


Attendees must pre-register online at


The drive-in format allows attendees to watch movies on the big screen while maintaining pandemic protocols. Each vehicle may bring in the number of passengers for which it is rated–one per seatbelt. Each reserved space includes an adjacent parking space to accommodate blankets or lawn chairs. Guests will need an FM radio to receive the film’s audio from an FM transmitter.


Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at 8 p.m. Vehicles should enter at Gate 13, located on N. Beaman Street, between Magnolia and Martin Luther King Jr. avenues.


Support for the screenings comes from: Visit Knoxville; Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center; Friends of the Library, which will distribute books to attendees; and Publix, which is providing free popcorn to each car that drives in.


Guests must follow the Five Core Actions recommended by the CDC and Knox County Health Department to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19:


  • Wear a mask when moving about the grounds.
  • No physical gathering or interaction of any type between households within the designated parking lot footprint.
  • Masks and hand sanitizers will be available on site.
  • Stay home if you feel sick or have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.


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