The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will be holding their “Nac at Night Christmas movie series.” The event starts with the showing of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Dec 5 and will continue with more Christmas related movies such as “Die Hard” on Dec 12 and “Love Actually” on Dec 19. All movies will start at 7 p.m.
“We tried to pick movies more appropriate for adults that aren’t just the ones that get shown on TV,” Sherry Morgan, CVB executive director, said. “The money will go to the tourism efforts of the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Civil Air Patrol Cadets.”
Cars will be positioned 6-feet apart to maintain social distancing, and attendees will be asked to remain in their own vehicles. There will be both vehicle spots and outside lawn chair seating. One $20 ticket purchased will pay for four people whether in a vehicle space or lawn seating. Lawn seats will be placed closest to the screen and identified by 12-inch chalked circles to maintain social distancing between parties.
“We tested the event in October in a partnership with the Nacogdoches Public Library,” Ashley Morgan, CVB creative content director, said. “It was very successful, so we decided to continue the movies throughout the holiday season. It’s a great way to safely get out of the house for a date night. For just $20, couples or small groups can get a retro experience by watching the movie from their car and listening through their radio.”
Tickets are available at https://www.visitnacogdoches.org/nac-at-night/
The UR Chef Nac Food Truck will be at each showing and will be open throughout the movie for walk up purchases. The Civil Air Patrol and its volunteers will have hot chocolate, popcorn and candy for sale. Sponsors will have a few giveaway items and music will be played prior to the event.
“We wanted to safely provide entertainment for locals and visitors,” Joanna Temple, CVB Director of Sales, said. “We chose movies we knew were fan favorites and good for a date night. The regional airport makes for a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor movie.”