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This Friday and Saturday, The Ultimate Drive-In ATX will honor Austin-area first responders, health care workers and active military members with free showings of the movie "Grease" on their 52-foot screen.


The drive-in theater located at 1600 S. Pleasant Valley Road, will offer two free screenings of the classic movie at 6:30 p.m. with the Jan. 1 showing being for police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals and active military members and the second being for workers employed in the medical field and at healthcare facilities.

"We are a local company with deep roots in the Austin community," said Darrell Landers, founder and CTO of Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment. "It's been a tough year for everyone and especially those on the front lines working to keep our community healthy and safe. We want to express our appreciation by providing some free, safe, family fun during the holidays."

Tickets for first responders and military members are available online using the code "THANKYOU." Workplace or military identification will be required upon entry.

Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment, a nationwide company putting on drive-thru events including Ultimate Drive-In ATX, has been operating since 2008. The current theater set up is temporary and will be closed Jan. 25 to begin construction on a permanent open-air cinema.

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