Joe Bob Briggs will be hosting the three-day Drive-In Jamboree event in Las Vegas. Includes a film festival and Sleepaway Camp marathon
In addition to his Shudder series The Last Drive-In and his touring comedy lecture How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, legendary movie host / drive-in critic Joe Bob Briggs has also been hosting an event called the “World Drive-In Movie Festival and Jamboree” for the last couple years. This year, the third annual Jamboree is going to held at the West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In from October 6th through the 8th – and tickets are now on sale at THIS LINK!
The third annual Jamboree promises “three days of movies, music, live on-stage programming, vendors, dusk-to-dawn sleepovers, camping, barbecues, celebrity guests, cast reunions, and group walking tours led by Joe Bob Briggs.” The West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In is “known for its famous neon archway entrance on Carey Avenue, that opened in 1966 with a Doris Day/Burt Lancaster double feature and eventually expanded to six screens that can accommodate almost a thousand cars.“
Here’s some more information: Founded by Briggs in 2021, the Jamboree has previously been held at the Mahoning Drive-In in eastern Pennsylvania and the Malco Summer Drive-In in Memphis, but this year’s Executive Director Diana Prince, better known as “Darcy the Mail Girl” on the Shudder streaming series “The Last Drive-In,” said “It was time to bring the celebration out west and kick things up a notch.” … “This is a huge drive-in, and that’s enabled us to slash admission prices for fans and have a much bigger party in the city known for its parties,” said Prince. “We’ll be announcing guests and programming throughout the summer, but anyone purchasing tickets prior to June 22 will get an early-bird discount rate. We want to fill up the West Wind with the most fanatic drive-in lovers in America.”
Part of the event is the World Drive-In Movie Festival. Submissions of genre short films and features for the festival are open from today through July 14th. There’s no entry fee, and two winning features and eight shorts will screen at the West Wind on opening night, Friday, October 6, and presented with Joe Bob’s coveted “Hubbie,” inscribed on a vintage Chevy hubcap. Rules for the competition and instructions for submission can be found at THIS LINK.
Saturday will be the traditional live double feature in the style of “The Last Drive-In,” with celebrity guests and ongoing commentary by Joe Bob and Darcy, but in keeping with the tradition of the show, the movie titles aren’t being announced in advance. Sunday is the Sleepaway Camp 40th Birthday Party with a cast and crew reunion of the 1983 cult classic, followed by a dusk-to-dawn marathon of all four “Sleepaway Camp” movies.
I haven’t been able to attend the previous Jamborees and this year it will be the same story, but they sound like awesome events.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/joe-bob-briggs-las-vegas/