TONIGHT: Spend time with the Griswolds! Dixie Twin hosts free screening of ‘Vacation’

The event promotes local tourism.

Are you desperately in need of a staycation? The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has you covered.

In honor of National Tourism Week, the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a free night at the movies tonight, Thursday, May 27, at the Dixie Twin Drive-In. Fittingly, the organization will screen the classic 1983 comedy “National Lampoon’s Vacation” starring Chevy Chase. The movie starts at 9 p.m. The drive-in will open at 8 p.m.

The event originally was scheduled for Thursday, May 6 but was rescheduled due to rain.

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In addition, the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau will show short videos highlighting a few things to do “in your own backyard.” The event will also include prize giveaways, concessions and a chance for attendees to take a photo next to the Griswold replica “Vacation” station wagon (a.k.a. Wagon Queen Family Truckster).

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Those guests who venture out of their cars during the event are required to wear facial coverings and to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.

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HOW TO GO

What: Screening of “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

Where: Dixie Twin Drive-In, 6201 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton

When: Thursday, May 27 at 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

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