In collaboration with Hanscom AFB, NDIA New England has organized a series of Outdoor Drive-in Movie Nights for the men and women stationed at Hanscom and their families. On Friday, August 28th we had our debut screening of “Captain Marvel”. It was a clear and beautiful night as families quickly filled the parking lot to capacity to enjoy the movie from the comfort of their vehicles. NDIA New England sponsored the event and NDIA volunteers assisted with parking cars and distributing food that was provided by Chik-Filet to all attendees. Captain Shaun Berger kicked off the night’s festivities by singing and playing acoustic guitar as families got their food and got set up for the big event. Base Commander Colonel Katrina Stephens provided welcoming remarks, thanking NDIA New England and the event sponsors prior to the start of the film.
Following the success of the initial event the Hanscom team was excited and anxious to hold another outdoor movie night. Our latest event was held on Friday, October 9th and had a Halloween theme, with an outdoor screening of “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” . Pizza, popcorn and drinks were provided to each family. NDIA New England, General Dynamics Mission Systems and the law firm of McCarter & English sponsored the event.
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NDIA New England is proud to support our local military families by providing a safe and fun venue to enjoy movies together. It was clear that the attendees really enjoyed the movie nights and were clearly thankful as they expressed their gratitude repeatedly to the NDIA volunteers.
“NDIA New England is proud to sponsor a great event like this that gives back not only to our local service men and woman, but also their families” said NDIA New England Chapter President Dr. Roman Hachkowski, “they make sacrifices every day for us so it is the least that we could do to say thank you.”
Each movie night was attended by over 300 people and a great time was had by all! Thank you to Hanscom AFB Force Support Squadron, our sponsors, the NDIA New England Associates committee and all who participated!
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