Thursday, August 13, 2020

Toyota, Blue Cross sponsor Harry Potter double feature

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho is officially halfway done with its first Summer Drive-In Movie Series, presented by Blue Cross of Idaho, at the Idaho Falls Motor Vu Drive-In. The Harry Potter marathon will continue this Saturday and Saturday, Sept. 19. Toyota is the movie sponsor for this Saturday’s double feature.
Throughout the summer, Motor Vu Drive-In has been showing Harry Potter double features for some socially distanced fun. Concessions are available from 7:30 p.m. until the start of the second movie. In addition to amazing sponsors, 15% of all concessions will support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho.
This event is intended as a great way for the community to get out of the house while staying safe, having fun, and supporting local families in need. This Saturday’s double feature is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrincePotter. In addition to the Harry Potter movies, Toyota will be providing collapsible coolers to the first 100 cars. There will also be some pre-show trivia for moviegoers with the opportunity to win fun prizes. Trivia will begin at 8:45 p.m.
Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the first show will begin 30 minutes after sunset.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.
For those unable to attend, you can still help local families with sick children by donating here or texting the amount you want to give to 208-261-4441.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho is an Idaho-based non-profit 501 (c) (3) that supports families of ill or injured children by keeping them together in times of medical need. RMHC of Idaho operates the Idaho Ronald McDonald House in Boise, the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Idaho Falls and the Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts in Boise and Twin Falls. Through its programs, RMHC of Idaho provides families with a safe and secure place for healing filled with hope and comfort while also investing and strengthening healthcare partnerships to meet families’ growing and changing needs. Learn more at rmhcidaho.org.


Archives of the Idaho Falls Post Register say that Hugo Jorgensen built the 612-car Motor-Vu Drive-In in 1947. Later listings in the International Motion Picture Almanac gave the car count as 500 with other accounts listing even fewer spaces as the years went by. In 2019 Linda & Ryan Rumsey saved the Motor Vu from being torn down. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the Rumseys, Andy Johnson and his company ANDX Entertainment together. They, with the help of Jeremy Barry and others, are breathing new life into this drive-in, working to preserve its history and value to the community. Learn more at motorvu.us/