Drive-In Movie Fundraiser

Saturday, October 24, 2020
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wharton High School Stadium Parking Lot
1730 Stadium Road, Wharton, TX, USA

Wharton Economic Development Corporation Presents: 

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)


Join us for a night of fun, food, and entertainment as we journey to a galaxy far, far away! Have fun and come dressed in your favorite Star Wars costume or apparel! Gates will open at 6:00 PM. We will have a food truck that sells Mexican food along with a concession stand. We request that everyone arrive by 7:00 PM to aid in a smooth check-in and parking prior to the start of the film, which will be at 7:30 PM. Parking for General Admission Vehicle tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis, with one ticket covering one vehicle each. Those who arrive sooner will be parked closer to the screen. Parking staff will direct you to an appropriate parking space when you arrive. Upon arrival we will be scanning your ticket for check-in. You must either present your mobile ticket receipt sent to you through email OR print out your ticket from your email and provide the physical copy at check-in. We must be able to scan in your ticket code upon arrival. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Restrooms will be available for use at the event. The film will be shown on a 40’x20’ inflatable screen. Sound will be provided through an FM transmitter. Everyone is welcome bring lawn chairs to sit around their designated parking space. We hope to see you there, and may the Force be with you!


Star Wars: A New Hope  

Rated: PG Running Time: 125 mins

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.

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-For the safety of our guests, all attendees will be required to wear masks/face coverings when walking outside of their designated space, using the restroom, or purchasing food.

-All attendees must be in an enclosed vehicle upon arrival.

-Attendees wanting to be parked next to each other must arrive together in line (NO SAVING SPACES).

-Please adhere to directions from parking staff.

-We reserve the right to adjust parking placement based on the size of your vehicle. Vehicles taller than 6ft may be required to park in the back of the lot for the viewing pleasure of all attendees.

-No re-entry once checked in.

-Open hatches cannot be higher than the top of your vehicle.

-Headlights and interior lights must be turned off once the showing starts.

-No smoking or alcoholic beverages will be allowed. This is a family-friendly event and if you choose to not abide by this request, we reserve the right to have you escorted off of the premises. 

-Please clean all trash!


In 2005, Art and Sharon Schulze decided to channel their love of technology from the 20th century into something that all could enjoy by establishing a nonprofit and free-of-charge museum, the 20th Century Technology Museum, to display their collection. Over the years, their collection grew to include a multitude of items captured from the past such as toys, radios, typewriters, video games, experimental planes, automobiles, music players, and more. The museum caters to everyone; adults experience a trip of nostalgia, seeing the artifacts they recall from their past, while children bask in wonder and curiosity, learning about the strange-looking technology that is new to them (“Where’s the delete button on the typewriter?” “Why are those phones so big?”).

The 20th Century Technology Museum is located in the back portion of the building that houses the Wharton County Historical Museum. Most people do not realize that they are not part of the historical museum. Being a separate entity along with not requiring admission fees has made it a challenge over the years when it comes to funding. When Hurricane Harvey hit the area in 2017, most of their collection was on display, resulting in damage to many of their items and forcing them to remain closed for the past three years. In addition to the strain caused by the flooding, in 2019, one of the founders, Art Schulze, sadly passed away. Now the surviving owner, Sharon Schulze, is left to handle the affairs of the museum and its reopening on her own.

Through this fundraiser event, we are hoping to help her procure the funds to replace display cases, repair damaged items, cover operating expenses, and enhance the museum experience to keep continued interest. All ticket proceeds go directly to the museum, and the funds from the event will be used to not only help the 20th Century Technology Museum succeed in its reopening, but also to keep it running smoothly for years to come. 

You can find the 20th Century Technology Museum on Facebook at @20thCenturyTechMuseum and Instagram at @20ctech


For updates and info about the event, find us on both Facebook at @20ctmdrivein and Instagram at @20ctmdrivein.

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Wharton Economic Development Corporation


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Wharton Feed & Supply

Hinze’s Bar-B-Que

Ron Sanders

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