Celebrate Nevada’s most cherished time of the year in the safety of your own vehicle at Western Nevada College on Oct. 30 and 31.
For many there will be a major void in their social calendars to fill on Nevada Day without the annual parade to attend.
Hold on. You won’t be able to watch the Nevada Day Parade or participate in it because of the coronavirus pandemic, but you can see the parade entries via your vehicle at WNC’s parking lot from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Titled the Reverse Parade, don’t miss your favorite parade entries while listening to ambient music provided by the Brewery Arts Center. Among the entries will be WNC Automation and Industrial Technology Center’s Tech Express Lab, which will serve as a mobile teaching space beginning in Spring 2021.
That same WNC parking lot will also be the site of the Made in Nevada Film Festival drive-in movies on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31. Take a step back in history and not only cherish several old films but view them in classic fashion.
From your own car enjoy the Misfits, The Shootist, The Muppets and Sister Act — which were filmed at various locations in Northern Nevada — over those two evenings:
• The Shootist is a 1976 Western starring John Wayne (his last film), Lauren Bacall, James Stewart and Ron Howard. Among the filming locations were the Krebs-Peterson House on Mountain Street in Carson City and Washoe Lake State Park. It will be shown at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 30.
• The Misfits is a 1961 drama that turned out to be the final completed projects for Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. The movie also stars Montgomery Clift and was written by Arthur Miller. Filming took place at several Reno spots, including the Washoe County Courthouse, Virginia Street Bridge, Harrah’s Club and Mapes Hotel, as well as Pyramid Lake, Dayton and Stagecoach. This movie begins at 8 p.m.
• The Muppets will start at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 31. Filmed in a variety of locations, this 2011 adventure comedy visits Bonanza Casino in Reno and Donner Summit, as well as Las Vegas. Jason Segel and Amy Adams help bring the scattered Muppet gang back together to thwart an oil baron from drilling on one of their cherished places.
• Sister Act, the finale, will start at 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 and will feature Whoopi Goldberg in a comedy as she transforms from Reno lounge singer to a nun on the run. The Reno Post Office, Club Cal Neva and the Nevada Club were among the Reno filming locations.
Make sure to stop by Carson City Toyota to receive free tickets to these movie classics and entry into a $100 gift card drawing. You can also reserve your drive-in space through the Brewery Arts Center website for $5. Go to http://siteline.vendini.com/site/breweryartscenterfakeurl.com.