It has been 70 years since Cape ‘s first drive-in opened on August 12th, 1949. Fittingly called the Cape Drive-In Theater, the first movie shown was “Red River.” This western starred the Duke himself – John Wayne. Five hundred cars could park and watch the movie at 50 cents for adults. Kids 12 and under got in free.
We don’t have drive in movies anymore. But if you enjoy antiques and treasure hunts, the summer garage sale offers a thrill as you find items that bring back memories of years gone by. A variety of sellers are bringing hundreds of items to the Osage Centre on Saturday, August 10 from 8 am. to noon. Just like 50 cent movie tickets, you are sure to find some great deals.
If you just want to relax and gather with some friends to enjoy some musical entertainment then you will be happy to know that Tunes at Twilight offers just that opportunity in Ivers Square. On Friday August 16 at 6:30 p.m., come out and mix and mingle with locals as the fall concert series kicks off. Memphis native Jimmy Davis provides the soundtrack for an evening under the stars, bringing a mix of rock, country and bluegrass.
Although drive-ins may be gone now, Cape Girardeau is still holding on to one of America’s favorite pastimes – baseball. Parks and Recreation is hosting a home run derby on Friday, August 16. Both men and women are invited to enter. As a bonus, the event will be held at Shawnee Park Sports Complex, which has been named the 2018 Facility of the Year by USA Softball.