FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 15, 2014) – The LEGO Movie already has been enjoyed by millions on the big screen since it was released in February, but now the blockbuster animated motion picture will debut on the REALLY big screen.
“Big Hoss TV,” the world’s largest, high-definition LED video board at Texas Motor Speedway, will play host Saturday, July 26, to the first of two drive-in style movie nights this summer with the showing of The LEGO Movie. Another family film The Little Rascals (1994) will be shown Saturday, Aug. 16, and both movie showings will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter. The “Big Hoss TV” Ultimate Drive-In series is being presented by 95.9 The Ranch, 92.1 Hank FM and Red, Hot and Blue BBQ.
The LEGO Movie follows an ordinary LEGO construction worker named Emmet, the lead character who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the LEGO universe. Emmet and his friends embark on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business, in this 100-minute action adventure film that features the voices of stars Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, Will Arnett, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and many more.
Emmet and the cast of characters will be showcased on “Big Hoss TV,” which is 218 feet wide, 94.6 feet tall and features 20,633.64 square feet of HD LED display. Positioned in the middle of the speedway’s backstretch, the Panasonic creation owns the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest HD LED video board and, for comparison, is 79 percent larger than the video board at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (11,520 square feet).
Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter will be charging $20 per carload at each of the movie showings. The feature film will begin at 8:30 p.m. CT and the South Tunnel will open at 7:30 p.m. to allow moviegoers access to the infield drive-in parking area. They can access the South Tunnel directly by turning onto Allison Way off State Highway 114 that runs directly in front of the facility.
Moviegoers will be permitted to bring their own food and beverage, but Levy Restaurants also will have concession stands open on site. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs if they would like to enjoy the movie under the stars instead of inside their vehicles.
About Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter: Since 1997, Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway has distributed more than $9.4 million in funding to non-profit organizations in North Texas supporting children in need. The funds distributed by Speedway Children's Charities are raised through special events held throughout the year. Most of Speedway Children's Charities events are centered on the three major race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speedway Children's Charities focuses on helping the children of North Texas – specifically in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties – could fill the grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway 14 times with the number of children they have assisted since 1997.
Children's organizations in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are eligible to apply for the Speedway Children's Charities' annual Founders and Partner Grants. Qualified applicants must directly fulfill needs of children in our area and be a registered 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit www.texas.speedwaycharities.org.