Trivia, mind reader to entertain McHenry Outdoor early birds July 29-30

  • The McHenry Outdoor Theater will offer additional entertainment before the movies on July 29-30, including a night of trivia games that will raise funds for McHenry Area Rotary on Friday and mentalist Joe Diamond on Saturday.

    The McHenry Outdoor Theater will offer additional entertainment before the movies on July 29-30, including a night of trivia games that will raise funds for McHenry Area Rotary on Friday and mentalist Joe Diamond on Saturday. Courtesy of Joe Cicero

 
 
Updated 7/21/2022 2:48 PM

The McHenry Outdoor Theater is planning special shows before the shows on Friday and Saturday, July 29-30.

In addition to the movies scheduled that weekend, early birds will also enjoy an evening of trivia, raffles and prizes on Friday, with mysticism and mind reading on tap for Saturday. A bounce house will be on-site both nights. Cosplayers may also turn up the fun factor.

 

Gates open at about 6:30 p.m. The theater is at 1510 N. Chapel Hill Road, Lakemoor.

"The weekend of July 29-30 will be especially fun," said Scott Dehn, owner of the outdoor theater. "We'll have 'Lightyear' and 'Thor: Love and Thunder.' And for those who like to arrive early to pick their perfect spot and hang out with us before the show, we will have a little extra in store."

Friday night's festivities will be presented by the McHenry Area Rotary, Dehn said.

"They'll be hosting trivia contests with Blues, Brews & BBQ ticket packages as prizes. Winners also will receive Outdoor Theater passes good for a carload on the night of their choosing."

A portion of all concession sales that night will go to the Rotary to put toward its charitable endeavors, said Dehn, a major sponsor of the Blues, Brews & BBQ event coming up Aug. 19-21 at Petersen Park in McHenry. One or more 50/50 raffles also will take place.

On Saturday, July 30, Joe Diamond will present an all-ages show before the movies begin.

Dubbed "America's Greatest Mind Reader" by the International Psychic Association, the popular entertainer will demonstrate his psychic and mystic prowess.

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He also plans to reveal the secret behind his subliminal "card-trick" ad that first amazed thousands of moviegoers during its Fourth of July weekend debut, which will continue to air on the big screen throughout the season.

Both sets of pre-movie activities will take place near the concession stand, Dehn said.

Admission to the McHenry Outdoor is $12; $6 for military, seniors and children ages 3-11; and free for those younger than 3.

A $12-per-carload special is available Tuesday nights. Season passes also are available. For details, visit goldenagecinemas.com.

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