Wellesley’s Recreation Department and Youth Commission has released its mobile movie schedule and reservation system information for perhaps the town’s most anticipated event of the summer (due to some sort of licensing rules, the town isn’t allowed to call this a drive-in movie theatre).
The schedule will run from July 27-Aug. 31, and movies will be shown at the Tailby parking lot (commuter rail lot) in Wellesley Square. The first night is set aside for first responders (Knives out will be shown that night and for the last movie of the schedule).
Only Wellesley residents are allowed to reserve spots at the movies, which are offered free of charge. Families and individuals can only reserve a spot for one movie per week, and must pre-register no more than five days in advance. Movies will start at 8:45 pm, and attendees are requested to show up by 8:15pm.
Attendees should review the rules ahead of time. No really, you need to, because there are a ton of them. You’ll learn the requirements about where to park, how not to kill your car battery while listening to the movie (audio comes through something called an “FM radio”), rules about coming and going (no restrooms provided), etc. Note: You have to stay in your vehicle, so no folding chairs.
Registration opens Thursday at 9am the week before movies, so mark your calendar for July 23 if you want to get in for the first week of movies.