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

The event promotes local tourism.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

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.



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).

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.


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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