RUSHVILLE – Friday nights in Rushville got better for moviegoers when the Princess Theatre had its official reopening last Friday, July 10, since having to close due to COVID-19.
The theatre kicked off with the 80s classic movie “Top Gun,” which was sponsored by Arlington East Hill Cemetery Association.
This Friday, July 17, the theatre will be showing the cruising classic “American Graffiti.” The show starts at 6 p.m. and presale tickets are available at the Mocha Moose located at 245 Main Street, Rushville, or at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. The movie is sponsored by the Gratzer family, and all proceeds will benefit “Christmas on Main,” which is always held the Friday before Thanksgiving and will be on Nov. 20 this year.
This Friday evening out will be extra special thanks to the planning between the theatre and the Gratzer family. Not only will there be a cruising classic playing on the big screen, but following the movie, there will be a Main Street Rushville Cruise from 8 – 11 p,m,, scheduled specifically so a local soldier could participate while on leave.
The cruise-in will be in honor of the military and will also drive a loop by the amphitheater and honk to show support for the Rushville Consolidated High School prom.
“The Main Street Cruise was started in May when a couple of folks on Facebook were looking for something the community could do while social distancing,” Joseph Rathz explained. “That fist cruise drew about 200 cars from the community and beyond. Since then, they have had one a month.”
According to Rathz, the June and July cruises drew about 150 vehicles and include a wide variety.
The Princess Theatre will be hosting several classic movies through the month of July until new movies are available.