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Ballpark Drive-In Movies To Play Rookie Of The Year On June 26th And 27th

06/17/2020 10:38 AM -
Bridgewater, NJ –The Somerset Patriots have announced that Rookie of the Year will be the next film to be shown at the Ballpark Drive-In Movies at TD Bank Ballpark.  The shows will begin at 9:00 pm in the Red Lot located on the first base side of the ballpark. The lot will open at 7:30 pm for arrival.
Tickets for the two events will go on sale online only on Friday, June 19th at 10:00 am on This past weekend’s very popular drive-in events sold out in minutes. 
Admission will be $25 per car and limited to the first 125 to purchase a spot per event. Tickets once again are limited for the event and are first come first served. Individuals will be allowed to purchase one ticket each for the event, which are expected to go very quickly. The team is encouraging interested individuals to create ticket accounts on the website to make the experience of purchasing tickets a little smoother.
Friday, June 26th Event
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, June 19th at 10:00 am
Saturday, June 27th Event
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, June 19th at 10:00 am
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help our local health care workers.
Before switching to Rookie of the Year, the Somerset Patriots have added one more showing of The Sandlot on Thursday, June 25th based on popular demand. Those tickets will also go on sale on Friday, June 19th at 10:00 am online only at
Concession packages can be pre-ordered with tickets so they can be safely picked up in time for the start of the movie. The Basic Package is $20 and includes a bag of popcorn, two bottles of soda or water, two soft pretzels and two boxes of candy. The Ultra Package is $35 and includes two bags of popcorn, four bottles of soda or water, four soft pretzels and four boxes of candy.
An order form to choose your candy and bottled drink flavors will be emailed within 24 hours and a confirmation email that the order was placed and received will be sent to you. No food orders will be taken the day of the movie. Upon arrival in the lot, you will notify the parking attendant that you ordered food and you will be directed to the food pickup lane where your order will be given to you in your vehicle window.
To follow recommendations of health experts and government officials, movie-goers will be asked to remain in their cars during the event. Should anyone need to exit their vehicles for any reason, a mask will need to be worn if within six feet of others.
Portable restrooms are being provided by P&W Services. Patrons are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes with them.
More safety details about the event are available at
According to Rotten Tomatoes, Rookie of the Year (Rated PG), is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans.
More Safety And Other Information For The Event:
  • All cars will be socially distanced as per NJ State Executive Order 142.  
  • Patrons must stay in their vehicles at all times as per NJ State Executive Order 142 with only the exception being to use the restroom (The Somerset Patriots will have 2 Porta Johns in the lot provided by P&W Services for emergency use and there will be an attendant to service it.  We do encourage you to bring your own sanitizing wipes or hand sanitizer as well).  
  • Cars will be allowed to open their windows, and we will permit people to sit in the bed of pick-up trucks or in the back of vehicles with a hatch back. 
  • We will also ask that patrons not set up chairs outside of their vehicles during the show and if your hatchback blocks the view of other patrons, we reserve the right to ask it to be closed.  For everyone’s optimal viewing, we will also not allow people to sit on top of car roofs. 
  • Cars will be directed into parking spots by a Patriots Staff Member, please wear a mask when pulling into the lot and our staff will also have masks when communicating from a safe distance. 
  • If you have a sedan or smaller car and can bring that, it would be best for everyone’s viewing abilities.  If you have a larger SUV, or pickup truck, we reserve the right to park those larger vehicles towards the back of the lot regardless of your arrival time. 
  • At the end of the movie, we will turn on the lights in the parking lot and we ask that you carefully make your way out of the parking lot. 
  • Movie sound will be available via an FM Frequency that can be run off your car radio.  Generally that radio station is 102.3 FM.  If your car battery will not allow your radio to stay on for the duration of the movie, we recommend bringing a battery powered FM Radio to use in your vehicle.  There are several stores that they are sold in such as Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and Home Depot, all of which are in Bridgewater.
  • Car engines must also be off for the duration of the show, unless you need to start it briefly to restart your car radio.
  • All vehicles must be able to turn your lights fully off in your vehicle for the entire show.  This includes daytime running lights, so please make sure you know how to do that prior to your arrival at TD Bank Ballpark.
  • The preferred method of showing your tickets upon arrival is by downloading the Somerset Patriots Mobile app.  From within the app, you can go into the Tickets Section, and log into your ticket account to show your tickets for your event.
  • If you have any questions before or during the event, please text us at: 908-252-0700
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