Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are launching “A Night at the Drive-In”, a nationwide summer screening series featuring a wide selection of films celebrating multi-cultural voices in cinema. In an effort to evoke the nostalgic joy of a summer evening at the drive-in with family and friends, attendance will be at no cost to local communities. Starting Wednesday, July 1, Amazon Studios will host double-features curated by Michael B. Jordan with help from his newly formed marketing arm 8788 and Outlier Society, every other week through the end of August.
“When Michael and our friends at Outlier proposed this idea, we instantly agreed there was no better time to celebrate these inspired films featuring diverse stories while bringing communities together to share in the experience” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Drive-in theaters offer a unique experience in that they provide an inspiring and joyful communal experience while still maintaining safe social distance. A special thanks to our friends and colleagues at Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures.”
“With this drive-in summer series, I hope that friends and families are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow,” said Michael B. Jordan, Principal of Outlier Society. “Now more than ever, amplifying Black and Brown stories means engaging culture to speak to hearts and minds about the world we live in. As we use this opportunity to reimagine community and proximity, I am excited that these films will be shared and celebrated all across the country.”
Jordan and Outlier Society, who have a TV first-look deal with Amazon Studios, selected films from Prime Video’s vast portfolio of content. Each week the featured titles will focus on a specific theme:Movies to make you fall in love:Love & Basketball (Warner Bros. / New Line)Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.)Movies that make you proud:Black Panther (Disney)Creed (Warner Bros.)Movies to inspire your inner child:Hook (Sony Pictures)Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)Movies to make you open your eyes:Do The Right Thing (Universal)Get Out (Universal)Movies to make you laugh:Coming to America (Paramount Pictures)Girls Trip (Universal)The program will kick off Wednesday, July 1 and run through the end of August. Below is the list of theaters.
- Vineland Drive-In – Los Angeles, CA
- Overlook Drive-In – New York, NY
- Solano Twin Drive-In– San Francisco, CA
- Sacramento Drive-In 6 – Sacramento, CA
- Las Vegas 6 Drive-In – Las Vegas, NV
- Shankweiler’s Drive-In – Philadelphia, PA
- Galaxy Drive-In – Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
- Showboat Drive-In – Houston, TX
- Ford Wyoming Drive-In – Detroit, MI
- Springmill Drive-In – Cleveland, OH
- South Drive-In Twin – Columbus, OH
- Jesup Drive-In Twin – Savannah, GA
- Bengies Drive-In – Baltimore, MD
- Ocala Drive-In – Orlando, FL
- Parkway Drive-In – Knoxville, TN
- Midway Twin Drive-In – Cleveland, OH
- Glendale Drive-in – Phoenix, AZ
- Transit Drive-In – Buffalo, NY
- Badin Drive-In – Charlotte, NC
- Monetta Drive-In – Augusta-Aiken, SC
Thank you to Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, and Paramount Pictures for providing the films.
ABOUT AMAZON STUDIOS:
Amazon Studios is the home for talent, creating and producing original films and television series for a global audience. Original series all premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, which is available in over 200 countries and territories. Recent hit Amazon Original series include the Emmy Award-winning comedies Fleabag, created by and starring Emmy Award-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Emmy Award-winners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, as well as the action thriller drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, the irreverent superhero series The Boys, and fantasy drama Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne; Amazon Originals also include culturally relevant and buzzed about content such as Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty music and fashion event, Donald Glover’s Guava Island and Chasing Happiness, a documentary about pop superstars the Jonas Brothers.
In film, Amazon Studios produces and acquires original movies for theatrical release and exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. In 2017, Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. Recent Amazon original movies include Troop Zero starring Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, Scott Z. Burns’ The Report, Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy and the Academy Award-nominated Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly. The 2020 slate includes Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive with Rosamund Pike, Mike Cahill’s Bliss starring Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson, I’m Your Woman starring and produced by Rachel Brosnahan, Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart and a diverse slate of first-time feature filmmakers – Blow the Man Down directed by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole, Selah and The Spades from director Tayarisha Poe, The Vast of Night directed by Andrew Patterson, 7500 directed by Patrick Vollrath and Boyz in the Wood from director Ninian Doff.
ABOUT OUTLIER SOCIETY:
Outlier Society is a cutting-edge production company focused on bringing an eclectic and inclusive lineup of diverse stories and voices to market, meeting the viewers where they are. The company was founded by Michael B. Jordan in 2016 and was one of the first companies to publicly adopt the inclusion rider. In February 2019, Jordan and Outlier launched the Outlier Fellowship – an internship and mentorship program providing access, opportunity and community to underrepresented young people entering media, arts and entertainment.
Under the helm of President of Production Alana Mayo, Outlier Society has co-produced the Emmy-nominated HBO Films’ adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451”, which netted Jordan a Producers Guild Award, and the critically-acclaimed Warner Bros. film, “Just Mercy”, which was awarded a number of accolades including the NAACP Image Award for ‘Best Picture’, the ABFF Award for ‘Movie of the Year’, and a BET Award nomination for ‘Best Movie’. Their impressive slate of upcoming projects includes Paramount Pictures’ ‘Without Remorse’, the Denzel Washington-directed feature ‘Journal for Jordan’, and the Danny Boyle-directed ‘Methuselah’, with Jordan set to star in each. Additionally, Outlier Society’s upcoming slate includes the film adaption of the fantasy novel ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ by acclaimed author Marlon James; an untitled original monster movie from ‘Kong: Skull Island’ filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts; a WWII action-drama ‘The Liberators’; psychological thriller, ‘The Ancestors’, starring Tika Sumpter for HBO Max; ‘61st Street’ for AMC; the second season of RAISING DION which was one of Netflix’s most-streamed shows of 2019; and the second season of the OWN drama series ‘David Makes Man’ from Oscar-winning MOONLIGHT co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. The first season was nominated as “Best Drama Series” for a Critics’ Choice Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, as well as for a Peabody Award and a Gotham Award.