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Drive-In screening pop up article illustration by Gabrielle Archuleta for 360 MAGAZINE

Drive-In at the Ebell of LA

Drive-In screening awards-eligible films across LA & launches this weekend @ Ebell of Los Angeles
 
Necessity drives awards-eligible filmmaker Phyllis Stuart to create the Your Consideration Drive-In Screening Series for the awards season.
 
With the 2021 awards season in full swing and theaters still shuttered, awards voters are left to judge competing films at home via an online link this season. It’s not ideal. So one awards-eligible filmmaker, Phyllis Stuart (Wild Daze) launched a series the Your Consideration Drive-In screening series to give voters a place to experience films the way their creators intended them to be seen on the big screen. Their Drive-In will follow all public health and safety requirements as mandated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the City of Los Angeles.
 
Awards voters are inundated with online voting links Stuart said, so motivated by The old proverb: Needs Must When The Devil Drives, aim to give my film a fighting chance to reach voters and offer other awards-eligible filmmakers a place to envelop audiences Conveniently located pop-up locations keep voters close to home while allowing them to watch films.
 
WHAT: Your Consideration Drive-in Screening Series for film awards voters
WHERE: VARIOUS / FIRST VENUE: THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES: East Parking Lot @742 S. Lucerne Blvd. LA CA 90005
WHEN: Opening Night January 30th & 31st at 7 P.M.
HOW: Adhering to the 2021 awards outreach rules, all Your Consideration Drive-In Screening invitations will be emailed to awards voters from participating studios and campaign publicists, who will each host their own screenings
 
Like a traveling treasure hunt, the Your Consideration pop-up drive-in screening series allows Los Angeles film awards voter audiences the chance to travel short distances to see awards-eligible films on a big screen, from the safety of their own vehicles. Says its founder, Phyllis Stuart, always loved scavenger hunts as a kid, and since we must still socially distance this is a safe way to witness cinematic splendor together.
 
The first two nights of the series will take place at The Ebell of Los Angeles on January 30th and 31st with Stuart’s feature-length documentary Wild Daze. Thereafter, until April 2021 studio awards-eligible films will run at three Your Consideration Drive-In venues.
 
Director of Special Events, Anessa Birkemeier believes supporting the documentary work of a female filmmaker like “Wild Daze” director Phyllis Stuart aligns with the mission at The Ebell of Los Angeles: To participate in and encourage the educational, cultural, and social growth of the diverse LA community. The venue parking lot with 150 spaces at 742 S. Lucerne Blvd., sits directly across from the clubhouse, where the Your Consideration Drive-In will launch. Ms. Birkemeier added, “The Ebell of Los Angeles is excited to host a drive-in experience that connects our community and supports the film industry.”
 
ABOUT YOUR CONSIDERATION DRIVE-IN SCREENING SERIES
Featuring a 40-foot inflatable screen with a 30,000 lumen Barco projector and FM transmitted audio, the pop-up drive-in accommodates 75 to 150 vehicles for evening film screenings beginning January 30th through April 2021. The series offers film awards, voters, the opportunity to watch awards-eligible films on the big screen in a charming Los Angeles cinematic environment. For more venue details visit HERE and to book a screening visit HERE.
 
ABOUT THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES
The Ebell of Los Angeles is home to the Wilshire Ebell Women’s Club, an active club that began in 1894. In 1927 the women built their historic landmark in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. The 75,000 square foot property includes a tri-level clubhouse and the 1,238-seat Wilshire Ebell Theatre that has hosted top artists including Cher and Stevie Wonder and lectures by world leaders like Dr. Jill Biden. Judy Garland was discovered on the Broadway-style stage while performing as Baby Frances Gumm. Revenue from the Theatre, private events, film and TV&  productions fund the operations so that the Ebell women can continue their social and philanthropic work in the community. The Ebell will serve as one of three venues for the Your Consideration Drive-In screening series.
 
ABOUT WILD DAZE THE MOVIE
Under the banner of Light Productions (The Women’s Image Awards, 50 Years of Funny Females), filmmaker Phyllis Stuart forges an awards-eligible documentary Wild Daze, a project six years in the making, fueled by a fierce desire to save African wildlife, while protecting the women, children and forest peoples whose fates are tied up with the survival of the continent’s most iconic and majestic animals. Visit www.wilddazethemovie.com and follow developments on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Trailer HERE.
Photo by Cassandra Yany for 360 magazine

Stranger Things: The Drive Into Experience

By Cassandra Yany

Stranger Things: The Drive Into Experience recently opened in downtown Los Angeles, giving fans the opportunity to enter the world of the hit Netflix series from the safety of their cars. Hidden on Alameda Street, the socially distant event transports you back to 1985 to attend the Hawkins High School Reunion. 

The socially-distant experience begins as you pull into the illuminated parking lot of the Starcourt Mall and tune into the FM radio station where you can hear all of the audio for the event. The pre-show is hosted by Hawkins Middle School science teacher turned emcee, Mr. Clark. The event is immersive right from the start, with Mr. Clark engaging drivers and passengers in different activities such as trivia, a lip sync challenge and a best-dressed contest.

Eighties music blasts through car speakers as vehicles are directed by parking lot attendants disguised as Lynx employees from season three of the series. After guests have their tickets scanned, they are given a menu to order food and beverages directly to their car. Drivers and passengers can place their order online and will be helped by a server dressed as a Scoops Ahoy employee. 

Every aspect of the event is themed, even with face masks being attributed to a “chemical leak” that had occurred in Hawkins. While you are waiting to get into the experience, you can watch Mr. Clark host the event from the stage, and you may even see Eleven or Max amongst the crowd. Mike, Lucas and Will weave through the cars on their bicycles and you might even get the chance to interact with them. 

When it is your turn to enter the experience, you drive past the Starcourt Mall, and into a parking garage where the remainder of the event takes place. As you are entering, Chief Hopper and Murray can be heard over the radio discussing how they have to save Dustin who is stuck under the mall. 

As you enter the experience, you are first greeted by Steve and Robin as Dustin tries to save them from the Russian soldiers who have infiltrated Hawkins and are stationed underneath Starcourt. In the process of doing this, Dustin accidentally released the demogorgon, who is chased through the cars until Steve is successfully able to trap it back into the Upside Down. The trio then enlists drivers and passengers to go and find the mindflayer. 

The next scene brings guests into what looks like the Upside Down where cars are surrounded by eerie red lights and other-worldly sets. Screens depict the mindflayer leaving Will’s body at the end of season two and entering Billy’s during season 3. Soldiers then come around, searching throughout the cars and shining their flashlights into windows. 

The third and final scene leads guests to the roof of the parking garage where the set is made up of a large stage and multiple screens. Billy emerges as the mindflayer from under the stage, and is joined by the other Hawkins residents who have also been “flayed.” Eleven then enters the scene and tries to fight the monster, as the audience is given a look at her past throughout the series. 

After an intense battle where Eleven flies above the crowd, she is victorious in defeating the mindflayer and is embraced on stage by her friends, and greeted by her past self. As the characters exit the stage, the sound of a news station talking about the mysterious events at the mall plays through car speakers. 

Just as you think the experience is over, Dustin and his long-distance girlfriend from science camp, Suzie recreate what is arguably one of the most iconic scenes from the series. From opposite ends of the stage, the couple sing the theme song from the 1894 film The NeverEnding Story, just as they do in the last episode of season 3, creating the perfect, feel-good ending to this one-of-a-kind experience. 

As you exit the experience, guests are given the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise. 

This event truly makes guests feel as if they have been placed in an episode of Stranger Things, caught up in the action of Hawkins and the Upside Down. It is the perfect way for super fans to come together safely as a community and feel that they are part of the beloved show. 

The drive into experience is presented by Netflix and Fever with Secret Cinema. Prices for the event vary depending on which day and time customers are purchasing tickets for. Standard Access includes admission and access to the Hawkins Online Portal prior to the event where you can create your student profile. In addition to this, VIP Access includes a special welcome to the event, faster entry and a mystery box containing merchandise, snacks and beverages. 

Guests remain in their car throughout the experience and masks are worn by employees at all times and by drivers and passengers when speaking to the staff. The event is currently scheduled to take place through Sunday, March 7. 

Trippie Redd – Spooky Sounds & Pegasus

Platinum-selling artist Trippie Redd releases a six-part collection of Spooky Sounds, available now all DSPs via 10K Projects/Caroline. A Halloween-themed companion to his highly anticipated album Pegasus, out 10/30, Spooky Sounds is Trippie’s final teaser for fans before the release of the record. The Spooky Sounds will be added onto Pegasus upon its release on 10/30. Earlier this week, Trippie made a guest appearance on Dixie D’Amelio’s The Early Late Show, the YouTube talk-show series from the young TikTok star, featuring a guest appearance from her sister, Charli D’Amelio.

To celebrate the release of Pegasus, Trippie will be hosting a series of socially distanced, drive-in movie screenings in Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City on the evening of the project’s release. Each location will be showing Candyman (1992), one of the artist’s favorite Halloween films, and there will be exclusive merch available for purchase. While release parties have been put on hold due to COVID-19, Trippie wanted to find a unique way to connect and celebrate with his fans for the drop of his long-awaited LP, Pegasus. “I really just miss seeing my fans,” Trippie said, “I figured these events would be a good way to celebrate Pegasus with them.”

Trippie will be stopping by the Miami screening to introduce the event and show his appreciate to his fans from a safe distance. The Miami screening will also feature a special double feature of Candyman (1992) followed by Jeepers Creepers (2001). See below for locations and times.

His first full-length project since his Billboard #1 album A Love Letter To You 4, Pegasus is an ambitious 26-track project, featuring previously released singles like “Excitement” with PARTYNEXTDOOR and “I Got You” with Busta Rhymes. The album also includes features from Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Future, Quavo and more.

LISTEN TO SPOOKY SOUNDS HERE

WATCH HIS INTERVIEW WITH DIXIE D’AMELIO HERE

PRE-ORDER PEGASUS HERE

PRE-ORDER PEGASUS (TARGET EXCLUSIVE CD) HERE

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR DRIVE-IN HERE

ABOUT DRIVE-IN LOCATIONS:

Miami
Location: Carflix Cinema
Date: October 30, 8:00 PM EST

Los Angeles
Location: Archlight Drive-In
Date: October 30, 8:00 PM PST

Atlanta
Location: The Springs Cinema & Taphouse
Date: October 30, 8:00 PM EST

New York City
Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal
Date: October 30, 8:00 PM EST

concert on a screen

DaBaby × Futurestream

DaBaby’s ticketed and interactive live-streamed concert is happening this Saturday, July 25th, on a new platform, Futurestream

The concert will be taking place in-person for drive-in concertgoers in Chicago. But, for DaBaby fans who don’t live in Chicago, admission to the virtual concert costs a mere $5.

Futurestream is a platform designed to create an interactive platform for virtual concerts, which is a must during these socially-distant times. On the platform, DaBaby will be selling exclusive merch for the event and will be able to interact with fans who pay to share messages with him.

Kyle, 360 MAGAZINE

Kyle × Concerts In Your Car

June is all about graduations, but coronavirus restrictions have quashed most celebrations this year. Enter CBF Productions. The founders of crowd-pleasing favorites Boots & Brews Country Music Festival and the Winter Wine Walk have created a social distancing solution so that grads and their families can celebrate in style at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Scheduled for June 26 & June 27, “Congrats to Grads!” will feature Ventura native Kyle, the popular rapper, singer, and songwriter, kicking off of the Concerts In Your Car series of live entertainment events.

Kyle, who just released two new songs from his upcoming new album; “YES! (feat. Rich The Kid and K Camp)” and “What It Is,” skyrocketed up the charts with his chart-topping, 6x-platinum breakout hit “iSpy.” Rolling Stone magazine named Kyle as “one of the ten artists you need to know” and his now Gold-certified debut album Light of Mine was released in 2017. The following year, Kyle made his acting debut, starring in the Netflix hip-hop comedy The After Party. 

“Even with social distancing, we wanted to give people a way to get out, celebrate and have some fun!” said Vincenzo Giammanco, owner of CBF Productions. “Our team got creative and decided to develop a new type of experience that will bring excitement to the summer of 2020 despite the pandemic. We plan on producing events offering a range of entertainment more announcements will follow soon.”

The events will offer room for 500 cars per show and are designed to comply with all official restrictions. The combination of an extra high stage
and five oversized screens will ensure a good viewing experience for everyone.

In addition to performances by Kyle, the 75-minute program will include a visual light show, multi-media entertainment and a video saluting the attending graduates. Sound will be distributed via FM radio. Tickets are sold in advance and online only and are priced starting at $49 per car with up to 5 people per vehicle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food Share, Ventura County’s largest food bank.

While no food is available for purchase at the concert, attendees will be provided with a comprehensive list of downtown Ventura restaurants that feature curbside pickup. With the fairgrounds just three blocks from the Ventura downtown district where many beloved local restaurants are located, the concert will provide a much-needed boost to local eateries.

The concert celebrating 2020 grads is just the tip of the iceberg for CBF Productions. The company is currently in negotiation with various cities throughout California to produce a series of live concerts throughout the summer. Other themes being considered are Comedy, Country Music, Top 40 and a show specifically for kids.

More information on the event and to purchase tickets can be found here, and you can learn more about Kyle here.

D-NICE, 360 MAGAZINE

D-NICE × BUDWEISER

1/ST PREAKNESS AT HOME TO INCLUDE DRIVE-INFIELDFEST ON THE ROAD; THE NATION’S FIRST FULL-SCALE SAFE DRIVE-IN CONCERT FEATURING A LIVE DJ SET BY D-NICE PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER ZERO

Safe Drive-InFieldFest Exclusively Benefitting First Responders 

As part of the first-of-its-kind 1/ST Preakness At Home event 1/ST LIVE announces Drive-InFieldFest presented by Budweiser Zero, a new alcohol free brew. Drive-InFieldFest is the nation’s first full-scale safe drive-in concert featuring a live performance DJ set by D-Nice exclusively for first responders, which will take place at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET. and will be livestreamed on YouTube via www.1stlivepresents.com.

InfieldFest, the full-day music festival tradition at the Preakness Stakes has featured some of the world’s top performers including Post Malone, Bruno Mars, Kygo, Maroon 5, Sam Hunt and The Chainsmokers and this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been reimagined as Drive-InFieldFest, marking the racing industry’s first full-scale safe and socially distant drive-in concert. Drive-InFieldFest will recognize 200 first responders who will remain in their cars as they enjoy the hour-long DJ set by iconic DJ D-Nice, the trailblazing DJ behind #ClubQuarantine. Budweiser Zero will provide the beverages and local South Florida eatery Drunken Dragon will provide the bites for the first responders as they enjoy the live show. 

“The coronavirus pandemic has immediately changed the world of live entertainment as we know it,” said Jimmy Vargas, Managing Partner of 1/ST LIVE, the team executive producing the first-of-its-kind show.   “It has also highlighted the power of music as a uniting force. No one has taken the lead in streaming live music during this pandemic more than D-Nice and we saw an opportunity to share his talent, creative spirit and authenticity with both first responders and fans while supporting the important work of first responders utilizing the grounds at Gulfstream Park since we were not able to be at Pimlico.”

Respecting all social distancing requirements, D-Nice’s set will transmit live via guests’ car radios and will also stream live on YouTube. Viewers of Drive-InFieldFest will be invited to donate to first responders via a link on YouTube. 

The Preakness Stakes and InfieldFest, typically held on the third Saturday in May, were postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. A new date for Preakness 145 at Pimlico Race Course will be announced on NBC’s nationally televised broadcast, The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown, airing on May 16th at 5 p.m. ET. 

Immediately following the NBC broadcast on May 16th, the 1/ST Preakness At Home livestream event will air on Facebook.com/Preakness featuring a look back at the fun, festivities and world-class Thoroughbred racing of Preakness past, hosted by NBC Sports’ Laffit Pincay III and XBTV’s Zoe Cadman at 6 p.m. ET. The one-hour livestream event will feature appearances by some of racing’s biggest stars including, Hall of Fame trainer and seven-time Preakness winner Bob Baffert and Triple Crown winning jockey Mike Smith along unique behind the scenes footage, never before seen content and a mashup of some of the best musical performances from previous InfieldFest concerts and a special performance by the Naval Academy Glee Club. 

For more information please visit www.preakness.com. Follow all of the excitement of the Preakness Stakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PreaknessStakes, #Preakness, #PreaknessAtHome.