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Sept. 14: Drive-in Movie in Parking Lot 20

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will be shown at 9 p.m. in a drive-in movie format.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-7-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Student Events Team will be hosting a drive-in movie Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. in University Parking Lot 20 (located on the corner of Stadium Road and Warren Street).

The featured film will be “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and the event is free and open to the public. Drive-in movie attendees may enter Parking Lot 20 with their vehicles beginning at 8 p.m.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is a science fiction adventure film released in 2018 that is the sequel to the 2015 film “Jurassic World.”

According to Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Events Team, there has not been an outdoor drive-in movie shown in the Mankato area since the Kato Twin Star Drive-In closed in 1988. The Student Events Team reported that only six drive-in theaters remain active in Minnesota, with the closest of those to Mankato located 55 miles away.

The Sept. 14 drive-in movie event is part of the Student Events Team Stomper’s Cinema fall movie lineup, which is also open to the public. The Sept. 14 drive-in is one of the activities the Student Events Team is holding as part of Minnesota State Mankato’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Unless otherwise noted, other movies in the Stomper’s Cinema schedule are shown in Ostrander Auditorium, located in the University’s Centennial Student Union.

For more information on the drive-in movie, contact Alex Fry from the Student Events Team by email at or by phone at 507-799-6294.

The Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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