Mayor Paul Coogan, Senator Michael Rodrigues, and Greater Fall River Re-Creation announced at the Drive-In movie event at Durfee High School on Saturday, April 24 that the screening was the first of a six-part movie series. The last of the series will take place on Friday, September 24 at the Durfee High School parking lot.

If you are interested in taking the family to see the beloved Illumination film, "Despicable Me," head to 367 Ray Street by 6 pm to arrive when the gates open. The movie will start at 7:30 pm.

Free activities will be featured at the event for families to enjoy, including balloon animals, a caricature artist, and a photo booth. There will also be a visit from a few minion friends.

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Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Senator Michael Rodrigues’ Office, all of the 2021 Fall River Drive-In Series have been free of charge. Visitors will be required to obtain tickets for the event. Tickets are now available for this finale and can be obtained either online through Eventbrite or in person at City Hall and the Re-Creation Office at 45 Rock St. Be prepared to show a printed copy of the ticket upon arrival.

The Mayor’s Office and Re-Creation have been collaborating with community groups and arts organizations to bring additional activities and attractions to the movies. Food trucks will be invited to future events. Residents should stay tuned to the City of Fall River Facebook Page for details about the upcoming drive-ins.

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