‘The Blues Brothers’ - drive-in style

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 7:30am

Story Location:
117 Museum Street
Owls Head  Maine  04854
United States

The Strand Theatre, in partnership with the Owls Head Transportation Museum, continues its Drive-In Movie screenings during September with “The Blues Brothers” Sept. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

In “The Blues Brothers” (1981), John Belushi and Dan Akroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, “two white boys with black soul.” Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage.

In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago.

The film’s many guest stars include James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg. Directed by John Landis.

The film is rated R. Running time is 2 hours, 13 minutes.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum St., Owls Head. Tickets are $20/car, or $18/car for Strand members, and will be available starting at 2 p.m. each day for that evening’s show. Tickets can be purchased only on the Strand Theatre website at RocklandStrand.com. Availability is limited, so movie-goers are encouraged to buy their tickets early to guarantee their spot, according to the Strand, in a news release.

More information about the Drive-In and the safety precautions that will be in place can be found on the Strand website: www.RocklandStrand.com. For more information, email: info@rocklandstrand.com, or call (207) 594-0070.