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Looks like we will still be able to enjoy the King Richard’s Faire site this year, but just like everything else in 2020, it’s going to be a little different.

Actually, a lot different.

Honestly, I have never been interested in King Richard’s Faire. The idea of muddy fields and chomping on giant turkey legs never enticed me. However, when it comes to the fall season, I make a point to enjoy scary movies, so I am excited about the drive-in movie theatre that will be residing on the fairgrounds for the month of October.

Back in June, King Richard’s Faire announced the cancellation of its 2020 season, stating “even royalty cannot beat the coronavirus.”

But in the face of adversity, it seems royalty had a Plan B, with the help of Moonrise Cinemas.

According to its website, Moonrise Cinemas is a family-friendly, safe way to gather with your friends and neighbors to enjoy a memorable night out.

The masterminds behind Moonrise Cinema are Saturn Roblee, Cavan Meese, and Emily and Tito Ladd, and their vision is “that of a joyful gathering of friends and neighbors, rooted in the community and as boundless as the magic of Hollywood.”

The owners shared with the Herald News that because of their love for the arts, they wanted to help other businesses in entertainment thrive during the pandemic, saying, “King Richard’s Faire is closed down so this is a way to help them generate some revenue.”

Enjoy drive-up Halloween movies every Thursday through Sunday at dusk for the entire month of October.

It’s certainly a stark contrast from the typical King Richard’s Faire, but it’s nice to hear that the fairgrounds will come alive with the sounds of screams and the smell of popcorn. In my opinion, that sounds much more enticing.