Includes a film festival and Sleepaway Camp marathon
The Last Drive-In and his touring comedy lecture How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, legendary movie host / drive-in critic Joe Bob Includes a film festival and Sleepaway Camp marathonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsPS1lWkG1EIn addition to his Shudder series The Last Drive-In
and his touring comedy lecture How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, legendary movie host / drive-in critic Joe Bob Briggs has also been hosting an event called the “World Drive-In Movie Festival and Jamboree” for the last couple years. This year, the third annual Jamboree is going to held at the West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In from October 6th through the 8th – and tickets are now on sale at THIS LINK!
The third annual Jamboree promises “three days of movies, music, live on-stage programming, vendors, dusk-to-dawn sleepovers, camping, barbecues, celebrity guests, cast reunions, and group walking tours led by Joe Bob Briggs
.” The West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In is “known for its famous neon archway entrance on Carey Avenue, that opened in 1966 with a Doris Day/Burt Lancaster double feature and eventually expanded to six screens that can accommodate almost a thousand cars.“
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Founded by Briggs in 2021, the Jamboree has previously been held at the Mahoning Drive-In in eastern Pennsylvania and the Malco Summer Drive-In in Memphis, but this year’s Executive Director Diana Prince, better known as “Darcy the Mail Girl” on the Shudder streaming series “The Last Drive-In,” said “It was time to bring the celebration out west and kick things up a notch.” … “This is a huge drive-in, and that’s enabled us to slash admission prices for fans and have a much bigger party in the city known for its parties,” said Prince. The Jamboree will be announced throughout the summer. However, anyone who purchases tickets before June 22 will receive an early-bird rate. We want to fill up the West Wind with the most fanatic drive-in lovers in America.”
Part of the event is the World Drive-In Movie Festival. The festival is accepting genre shorts and features from today until July 14th. There is no entry fee. Two winning features and eight winning shorts will be screened at the West Wind, Friday, October 6th, and presented with Joe Bob’s coveted “Hubbie,” inscribed on an old Chevy hubcap
. You can find the rules and instructions for entry at THIS LINK. The Sleepaway Camp 40th Birthday Party will take place on Sunday, with a cast and crew reunion of the 1983 cult classic, followed by a dusk-to-dawn marathon of all four “Sleepaway Camp” movies. Sunday is the Sleepaway Camp 40th Birthday Party, with a cast-and-crew reunion of the 1983 cult film, followed by a dusk to dawn marathon of all four “Sleepaway Camp” movies. Leave a comment to let us know.