Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre Experience

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Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre experience during the 29th Annual Heartland International Film Festival this October

August 27, 2020 – Heartland Film has announced the exciting addition of a Conner Prairie Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre to its list of drive-in events scheduled for the 2020 Heartland International Film Festival October 8-18.

“Indy’s favorite fall traditions are finally uniting!” said Heartland Film President Craig Prater. “I can’t think of a more fitting location to safely experience independent film’s best in the ‘heartland’ than being surrounded by the changing leaves at the historic Conner Prairie.”

The pop-up drive-in theatre will host two films a night in Conner Prairie’s main parking lot on October 12, 13, and 14. Each evening will showcase a different theme.

As with the Indy Shorts International Film Festival this summer, viewers were able to participate in the festival virtually and at Tibbs Drive-In Theatre, but the Conner Prairie Pop-Up will make the festival more easily accessible to audiences on the north side of Indy.

“Conner Prairie understands the challenges our community has faced over the last new months and we are thrilled to be able to partner with Heartland Films for this unique experience!” said Norman Burns, President and CEO of Conner Prairie. “We look forward to being able to offer our guests and opportunity to gather together safely, outside of their homes while enjoying some of the best feature films selected for Heartland Film Festival this year.”

The full film line-up will be released on Thursday, September 17, but Fest Passes and Conner Prairie ticket packs can be pre-purchased at HeartlandFilmFestival.org.

About Heartland Film, Inc.

Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Heartland Film presents the annual Heartland International Film Festival, Academy Award®– qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival, the Heartland Film Best of Fest, Heartland Film Marquee Series and bestows the Truly Moving Picture Award industry honor to major film releases throughout the year. In response to COVID, Heartland Film launched Heartland Film at Home as a safe option to watch the latest and best in independent cinema, including HIFF films from the past from your home. For more information, visit heartlandfilm.org.

About Conner Prairie

Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in Central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically-themed encounters and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into the history that shapes society today. Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization – accredited by the American Alliance of Museums – that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations and foundations for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer.

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