We ask that all attendees follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of all guests and our ability to continue to offer newportFILM drive-in to the community.


  • All event attendees MUST pre-register through an RSVP on
  • Each event is extremely limited and no drive-ups to the gate without prior RSVP will be admitted
  • When RSVPing, please submit your contact information along with the type of vehicle that you will drive to the event.
  • All reservations are FREE with a suggested donation of $10 per car. Donations may be made on at the time of RSVP or through contactless payment at the gate by credit card only.



  • Do not arrive before the published gate open time. There will be no early entry.
  • Please print your event RSVP or be able to show an email confirmation on your phone to newportFILM staff at the gate through a closed car window.



  • At all times when out of your car, you must wear a face cloth covering.
  • Please follow newportFILM staff & volunteers for directions to your parking space.
  • You will be parked 6 feet away from a neighboring car to allow for social distancing.
  • We kindly ask that you please stay only with the group from your vehicle and do not congregate in large groups with other attendees you did not arrive with.
  • Menus for food vendors will be distributed upon check-in.
  • When waiting in line for a food vendor or the portable restroom, please maintain social distancing and wait 6 feet apart from others.
  • Restrooms will be frequently cleaned throughout the evening by an attendant.
  • Out of respect for other attendees (and the environment!), please do not idle your car.
  • All trash is carry in/carry out. There will be no trash or recycling receptacles.



  • At all times when out of your car, you must wear a face cloth covering.
  • Attendees may watch the film:
    • Seated in their cars with the windows rolled up
    • Seated in their cars with the windows rolled down wearing cloth facecoverings
    • Sitting on truck beds or off a tailgate with wearing cloth facecoverings
    • Sitting in lawn chairs directly in front of your car only wearing cloth facecoverings
  • Audio will be broadcast by front speakers at the screen and through an FM Transmitter. If your car does not have FM radio, we recommend bringing one with you to the event.

Thank you so much for your cooperation to make newportFILM drive-in a safe and fun event!

If you can no longer attend we kindly ask that you notify the newportFILM team at so we can give your spot to another car.

These guidelines were developed in accordance with the RI Department of Health and Department of Business Regulations’ recommendations for safe re-opening.