Sport management students to host drive-in movie for Pullman community

Event proceeds will be donated to Community Action Center; COVID-19 safety measures to be implemented



“Kicking & Screaming,” starring Will Ferrell, will be shown Nov. 6 outside of the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse. Tickets cost $20 per car.

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

A group of sport management students are hosting a drive-in movie as part of their capstone class. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Action Center’s food bank.

“Having volunteered at the Community Action Center, I know a lot of the good that they do,” said Ryan Ngo, senior sport management major with a minor in business administration.

The movie, “Kicking & Screaming,” starring Will Ferrell, will be shown on Nov. 6 outside of the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse. The event will open at 5:30 p.m., and the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per car, regardless of the number of passengers.

“Parking is first-come, first-serve, so we’re encouraging people to come early if they want,” said Megan Haigh, senior sport management major with minors in business administration and communications.

The group wanted a movie that was both sports-related and family-appropriate, she said.

Ngo said he and his group wanted to host an event geared towards Pullman families. 

Most events held by sport management students are marketed toward college students, but the group wanted to reach other demographics, he said.

Haigh said she and her classmates created this event for their capstone class. Her group liked the idea of doing a movie drive-in. She said she wanted to put on an in-person event while still maintaining safety measures.

“I also love movies, so who wouldn’t want to go to the drive-in movie?” Haigh said.

Public safety measures will be implemented during the event, including mask-wearing and social distancing. Drivers will be asked to park their vehicles 6 feet apart from others, she said.

“It’s going to be really cold, so I don’t really think anybody’s going to be outside of their vehicle,” she said.

The students working the event will be wearing gloves, especially while handling money or concessions, Haigh said. Hand sanitizer will be available near the concession stand where snacks can be purchased. 

Students will be enforcing public safety measures at the event, Ngo said. The event tickets also state that attendees must follow safety measures.

Pullman Building Supply donated a screen for the event, Haigh said.

The event will also have a giveaway, which will include a free oil change, gift cards to South Fork Public House and Round Top Public House and a donation from Dutch Bros. Coffee, she said.