Maine Bank Sponsoring Drive-In Movie Nights

From Drive-Thrus To Drive-ins

Keith Griffin

May 12, 2020

Narrow Gauge Drive-In | Facebook photo

Normally, banks are known for their drive-thrus. A Maine bank is turning that notion around by promoting a drive-in. A drive-in movie theater that is. Franklin Savings Bank in Farmington, Maine is partnering with Narrow Gauge Cinemas to sponsor the cost of drive-in movies.

“We understand that people are anxious and ready to get out of their houses. Many of us at the bank are feeling the same way,” stated Tim Thompson, president and CEO of Franklin Savings Bank. “We are excited to partner with the Narrow Gauge Cinema Drive-in Theater and provide a safe and fun activity for our communities.  We will be sponsoring a month’s worth of movies to allow for a large portion of our community members to get outside and enjoy this timeless activity.

“When it was announced that drive-in’s would be reopening, we knew that the demand would be great. When Franklin Savings said that they wanted to sponsor a show, we were thrilled. When they said they wanted to sponsor the first four weeks, we were more than happy to collaborate on yet another community event with the organization,” said John Moore, owner of Narrow Gauge.

Movies will begin Thursday, May 14, and run through Sunday, June 14. Narrow Gauge Cinemas will be selling tickets via online presale only. There will be a $5 charge to reserve a spot, which will include two large popcorns and a full car of up to six people. Typically, that would cost over $20.

Each week will feature a different film, including both newer releases and classics. In order, these movies are: Call of the Wild, Grease, Onward and Goonies. Follow the Franklin Savings Bank or Narrow Gauge Facebook pages for any updates.

Franklin Savings Bank is community bank serving Western and Central Maine since 1868.

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