Flying Squirrels unveil ‘Movies in the Outfield’

Flying Squirrels unveil ‘Movies in the Outfield’
Richmond Flying Squirrels logo (Source: Flying Squirrels Baseball)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - There may not be baseball at the Diamond in 2020, but the Flying Squirrels still plan on putting the building to good use for their community.

The team has unveiled “Movies in the Outfield,” which will be a chance for fans to get to the ballpark and catch a flick. The screenings will be held every Thursday and Saturday night and begin this Thursday, July 9. Admission is $8 per person (children 3 and younger are admitted free).

The new, twice-a-week series begins on Thursday night with a showing of the classic baseball film, “Field of Dreams.” The gates at The Diamond open at 6:05 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:05 p.m.

This Saturday, the Flying Squirrels will host a showing of “The Incredibles” at 6:05 p.m. The gates will open at 5:05 p.m.

To promote social distancing, seating will be located on the field in either 10′x10′ spaces for up to four people or 10′x20′ spaces for up to eight people. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or pillows, but chairs will not be permitted.

Concessions will be available for Movies in the Outfield. The Flying Squirrels strongly encourage all guests to pre-order food prior to their event date. Orders can be submitted here. Food orders will be available for pick-up at Rosie’s Bistro at the Bullpen, which is located on the right field-side of the stadium. All food orders made at the event must be submitted online and can also be placed here.

An additional beverage-only stand will be located on the third-base side of the ballpark and will accept credit card payment only.

Parking for Movies in the Outfield is available for free in the Blue Lot at The Diamond, located off Arthur Ashe Boulevard across from the bus station. All guests should enter the stadium through the right-field gate located near the Food Lion Party Den.

The Flying Squirrels strongly encourage all guests to adhere to all protocols for the health and safety of other guests and staff, including wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines.

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