Atlanta’s budding “aerotropolis” is about to land a new attraction: drive-in movies.
In Hapeville, which houses the world’s busiest passenger airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, developers are working to liven up the area with tourist destinations, such as hotels, green spaces, and retail offerings.
So Solis Two Porsche Drive, a four-star hotel (actually on Porsche Avenue) serving the airport area near the car company’s newish American headquarters, is carrying the torch with the launch of its summertime drive-in movie series.
You need not be a guest (or Porsche driver) to partake.
Here’s the gist, per officials: “Hotel guests and visitors are invited to enjoy complimentary classic movies from the comfort of their own vehicle alongside a variety of food and drink offerings—all under a sky full of twinkling stars and airplanes passing by in the distance.”
Solis’s weekend movie showings—all of which feature Porsche sports cars—will kick off next Saturday, May 19, with the Tom Cruise classic Risky Business.
Dig the screening schedule for these classic flicks, through July:
- May 19, 8:30 p.m. - Risky Business
- June 9, 8:30 p.m. - Les Mans with Steve McQueen
- June 16, 8:30 p.m. - Top Gun
- July 14, 8:30 p.m. - Dream Machine
The movies will be projected in the hotel’s parking lot, shown on a 25-foot screen, and heard via an FM radio transmission from cars’ speakers. Admission will be free, and patrons will be able to purchase cocktails and hor d’oeuvres from hotel restaurant Apron, situated on the ground floor.
This limited-time amenity will be the latest addition to aerotropolis’s ambitions for the long-underwhelming and underutilized airport region. Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, for instance, is working on a massive web of multi-use trails—Hapeville’s own Beltline-style project.
In other news nearby, AAC Group is progressing plans to develop a 320-acre mixed-use community, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
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