It’s a fun summer tradition that shows off Mount Dora’s small town charm. This year the city’s Independence Day Parade and its Freedom on the Waterfront celebration have been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The City’s annual tradition is to kick off the festivities with Freedom on the Waterfront on July 3 with fireworks on Lake Dora followed by a hometown parade on July 4.
The Mount Dora City Council discussed the fireworks event at their Tuesday, May 19, regular meeting and agreed to cancel the event due to concerns of potentially large crowds gathering in Mount Dora to view the fireworks and the parade. The large crowds could create challenges to provide adequate social distancing for attendees.
Mayor Cathy Hoechst said the council will be considering a fireworks display later in the summer.
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Movie fans missing the big screen just became a little happier. Epic Theatres in Mount Dora will begin showing drive-in movies beginning May 21. The retro-style movie experience will keep movie-goers in the comfort and safety of their cars, while they enjoy popular blockbusters under the stars. The movies' audio comes from FM radio.
The first movie starts at 8:15 p.m., followed by the second show beginning at approximately 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 per car, per movie. Movie-goers staying for the later show can purchase the second ticket for an additional $10 per car. All tickets are available for purchase in advance online at Epic's website. The concession stand will be open for snack purchases.
Due to COVID-19, film companies have postponed major movie release dates, so Epic’s drive-in will feature previously released films like Jaws, Back to the Future, Jumanji, Hustlers and Joker.
Epic Theatres in Mount Dora is located at 2300 Spring Harbor Boulevard. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here.