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Next Dutchess County Parks Free Drive-in Movie Coming to Bowdoin Park in October

Published: 9/14/2020

For More Information Contact:

Colleen Pillus, Communications Director

(845) 486-2000

Poughkeepsie… County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today Dutchess County Parks Division will host another free, family friendly and socially distant drive-in movie experience on Friday, October 2nd at Bowdoin Park, located at 85 Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. “Hotel Transylvania” will begin at 6:30pm.  Vehicle space is limited, and registration is required. Pre-registration is available at

County Executive Molinaro said, “Our first drive-in movie night at Wilcox Park reached capacity very quickly and we are excited to give our residents another opportunity for a safe, fun evening of spooky laughs with your family! We are grateful to our Parks Division staff for their efforts to promote our great Parks in new ways.”

The movie will be screened in the lower soccer field area, which will open at 5:30pm 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 and pets are prohibited during the event.

Sandy Washburn, Dutchess County Parks Director, said, “We are grateful so many residents are taking advantage of our Parks’ social distancing events, like these drive-in movie nights. Our parks have so much to offer all year long, but Bowdoin Park in the fall is extra special with its spectacular views of the Hudson River and the changing leaves. It’s the perfect setting for an evening of Halloween movie-night fun!”

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.