Riverside Drive-In Whips Out Indiana Jones Trilogy

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On August 26th and August 27th, the Riverside Drive-In will help the summer wind down with two Indiana Jones marathons.

Both nights will feature director Steven Spielberg‘s first three Indiana Jones movies in sequence (sorry, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull fans), beginning with Raiders of the the Lost Ark. The 1981 film follows archaeologist and occult expert Indiana Jones, who’s hired by the US government to retrieve the Ark of the Covenant from the clutches of Nazis who intend to use its mythical powers to achieve world domination. After teaming with his old flame Marion (Karen Allen), the two go on an epic adventure across the deserts of Egypt, where they tangle with snakes, swordsmen and Hitler’s henchmen.

Released in 1984, the prequel Temple of Doom marks the return of star Harrison Ford as the intrepid Jones in a story that takes him, his pint-sized sidekick (Jonathan Ke Quan) and a nightclub diva (Kate Capshaw) and into the jungles of India, where they must save a village from an evil cult.

Last but not least, The Last Crusade (1989) unites Jones with his estranged archaeologist father (Sean Connery) in a quest to find the Holy Grail before the Nazis do.

The Indiana Jones Trilogy will begin at 8 p.m. on both nights. Gates open at 7 p.m.

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