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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Tourism Hosts "Movies Under the Stars"

Orange County, VA – Orange County Tourism in partnership with the Orange Volunteer Fire Company and the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company will host “Movies Under the Stars” in the Towns of Orange and Gordonsville. “Movies Under the Stars” will offer six free family friendly drive-in movie events throughout the summer into autumn. The community is invited to come together in a safe and comfortable way to enjoy a fun drive-in movie night under the stars.

Orange Fireman Fairgrounds, 205 Caroline Street, Orange, VA

  • Saturday, August 29, 2020 - Mary Poppins Returns
  • Saturday, September 5, 2020 - The Greatest Showman
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 - The Lion King, Live-Action

Gordonsville Fireman Fairgrounds, 301 E Baker Street, Gordonsville, VA

  • Frozen 2-date TBA
  • Spiderman-Into the Spider-Verse-date TBA
  • Lady and the Tramp, Live Action-date TBA

Gates to the fairgrounds will open at 7:00 p.m. and show times will start at 8:00 p.m. The drive-in movie events are FREE to the community; though tickets are required. Patrons can reserve tickets on Eventbrite:  prior to the show. Attendance will be capped at 250-cars per event. Guests may bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcohol is not permitted. Concessions will be provided by the Orange Volunteer Fire Company and the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company during events.  

“The community has experienced so much over these last five months, bringing some free local family fun to Orange County is a perfect way to give the community a boost of “movie magic” to lift everyone’s spirits,” expressed Orange County Tourism Manager, Lori Landes-Carter.

Details on the Town of Gordonsville event dates and links to reserve tickets will be available on the

“Spending money in our towns is one of the fastest ways to inject dollars back into our local economy and our communities. Remember to shop local and support local. Make a night out of it and enjoy dinner and a movie or a stroll through town before the movie starts. Orange and Gordonsville business owners will appreciate it and they look forward to seeing you for the drive-in events,” said Orange County Tourism Manager, Lori Landes-Carter.

About Orange County Tourism 

Tourism is one of the Commonwealth’s largest economic engines, with visitors to Orange County spending more than 51 million in 2018, supporting 613 work opportunities, and contributing 3.7 million in local and state tax revenue. The tourism and hospitality industries have also been among the hardest-hit by the pandemic, experiencing decreased revenue and job loss, along with the temporary closure of many tourism-related businesses. A revived tourism economy can help spur new economic activity and inject critical funds back into Virginia communities.

The Orange County Tourism department functions as the destination marketing organization for Orange County, which promotes Orange County as a leading travel destination in Central Virginia. In 2018, visitors to Orange County spent over $51 million, which supported 613 jobs and added $3.7 million in state and local taxes. Orange County Tourism manages a state certified Visitor’s Center, fully supported by volunteer staff, located in the historic Train Depot in Downtown Orange. The Visitor Center welcomes visitors to the county, promotes businesses and attractions, and provides community-related information to residents. To learn more, visit

For more information, please contact Lori Landes-Carter with the Orange County Tourism Office at (540) 920-9331 or .


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