After eight years of work, the lights finally went down Friday night when the Remarkable Theater premiered its first-ever drive-in movie at the Baldwin Lot. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was the first night's offering on the big screen, with "Caddyshack" showing Saturday night. Next weekend will be "Do The Right Thing" on Friday and "Scream" on Saturday.
"This is the most exciting night," said Remarkable Theater President Marina Derman. "It's the start of something really, really great."
"The movies are the last reasonably priced thing that people can do together," said Tirola, who said he remembers when Westport had five movie theaters, including four downtown. "It feels great that we're doing something for the community to bring people together after this long shutdown." If all goes well, the group hopes to return to the Board of Selectmen for approval of more shows throughout the summer.