Coronavirus: No Rose Bowl fireworks, however drive-in films there

Because the coronavirus continues to change summer time plans for a lot of Southern Californians, the Rose Bowl is nixing some occasions whereas including others.

The annual July four celebration, AmericaFest, has canceled its in-person festivities and can swap its typical daylong tailgate for a one-hour digital program this yr.

The occasion will embrace music from cellist Cecilia Tsan and colourful mild shows courtesy of “Sunstar,” a prismatic artwork set up at Mt. Wilson.

Fairly than fireworks, this yr’s ceremony will culminate in a flyover.

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And whereas the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the Rose Bowl to get artistic in its leisure choices, the venue has provide you with one other use of the stadium this summer time.

Film buffs itching to see a movie however nonetheless cautious of attempting a conventional theater can catch a flick on the “Tribeca Drive-In” collection. The partnership between Tribeca Enterprises, AT&T and Imax will carry a slate of film screenings and stand-up comedy performances to the Pasadena web site on choose days via July.

The collection is supposed to be “a tribute to films and the shared expertise of watching them, even if from our cars,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Movie Pageant co-founder Robert De Niro mentioned in an announcement.

“In anticipation of theaters reopening imminently, we glance again at what we love in regards to the massive display expertise,” he added.

The Pasadena playbill will embrace a little bit of every thing — together with classics reminiscent of “The Wizard of Oz,” summer time blockbusters together with “Jaws,” superhero showstoppers reminiscent of “Marvel Girl” and adrenaline-pumping sports activities movies reminiscent of “Creed.”

Additionally within the lineup are family-friendly films together with “Inside Out” and a number of other stand-up comedy performances.

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“Because the nation begins to emerge from months of quarantine, we look ahead to film theaters reopening and hope that the ‘Drive-In’ serves as a reminder of the magic of the moviegoing expertise,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Movie Pageant co-founder and Chief Government Jane Rosenthal mentioned in an announcement.

Measures will nonetheless be in place to assist stem the unfold of the coronavirus. Attendees to the Rose Bowl occasions must keep of their autos besides to purchase concessions or use the restroom.

When outdoors their automobiles, guests should put on masks and observe bodily distancing, organizers mentioned.