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Dutchess County Parks to Host Free Drive-In Movie at Wilcox Park

Published: 8/12/2020

For More Information Contact:

Colleen Pillus, Communications Director

(845) 486-2000,

Poughkeepsie… County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today Dutchess County Parks Division will host a free, family friendly and socially distant drive-in movie event on Friday, August 28th at Wilcox Park, located on Route 199 in Milan. “The Secret Life of Pets 2” will begin at 7:30pm.  Vehicle space is limited, and registration is required. Pre-register at

County Executive Molinaro said, “Dutchess County Parks continue to be a fantastic community resource and we are proud to offer events like this inaugural drive-in movie night, to give our residents an opportunity to come together for a safe, fun evening. Our parks have been a refuge for so many to enjoy recreation and outdoor activities, particularly during these challenging times. We encourage residents to enjoy this newest opportunity at Wilcox Park - pack a picnic and come laugh at some crazy pets’ antics with your family!”

The movie will be screened in the main parking area, which will open at 6:30pm for ticket holders. Space is limited in order to properly space vehicles for social distancing requirements. Attendees are asked to stay in, or immediately near, their vehicles to enjoy the movie.

The drive-in movie night is a carry-in, carry-out event. Picnics and coolers are allowed, but glass containers, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited on park property. Restrooms will be available.

Sandy Washburn, Dutchess County Parks Director, said, “We are incredibly grateful to all our park patrons. There is nothing better than seeing visitors enjoying time outside with family and friends and utilizing the many pavilion spaces, hiking trails, playgrounds and water sources. We continue to ensure our facilities are clean and safe for all to enjoy and are grateful to be able to expand our offerings to provide social distancing events, like drive-in movie nights, which bring our community together.”

This event will be cancelled if severe weather is in the forecast. Updates will be posted on the County’s website at as well as the Dutchess County Government Facebook and Twitter.

For more information call Dutchess County Parks at (845) 298-4600.