Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center announced, in a news release, a partnership with NCWV Cars & Coffee to host a car meet-up with a special screening of Gone in 60 Seconds on July 29 at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, located at 444 W. Pike St. in Clarksburg.
A Cars and Coffee event is not a typical car show, but rather a venue that provides a social gathering for automotive enthusiasts to hang out and enjoy cars and conversation. Starting at 6 p.m., attendees can expect to walk with other car lovers among over 50 novelty and performance automobiles. Following the meet-up, a screening of the Nicolas Cage-led action thriller “Gone in 60 Seconds” will show at 8 p.m. on the Robinson Grand’s big screen.
“We are confident this is going to be Clarksburg’s premier summer automotive event,” said Jason A Young, the Robinson Grand’s consulting program manager. “It’s about as unique as you can get: the perfect synergy of cars, community, and [Nicolas] Cage.”
The Robinson Grand also provided a preview of the film.
In exchange for the life of his little brother Kip (Giovanni Ribisi), the reformed car thief, Randall “Memphis” Raines (Nicolas Cage), has
to do the impossible: in less than three days, he has to steal not one, but 50 exotic supercars for the ruthless crime lord Ray Calitri (Christopher Eccleston). To stand a chance of pulling off this intricate and time-sensitive grand theft auto, once more, Memphis has to rely on his old gang: his knowledgeable mentor, Otto (Robert Duvall); his old friends, Sphinx (Vinnie Jones) and Donny (Chi McBride); his reluctant ex-girlfriend, Sway (Angelina Jolie); and a band of tech-savvy young thieves. However, the police are on to them before the thefts even begin.
Anyone can bring a car to the meet-up. NCWV Cars and Coffee has an interest in modern performance vehicles but welcomes classics and everything unique. Participants are asked to bring a clean, show-worthy vehicle and respect each other’s property and space while at the meet-up.
“Come enjoy a gathering of our local cars, then let’s watch one of the best car movies of our generation,” said Steven Baczuk, from NCWV Cars and Coffee.
Tickets for Gone in 60 Seconds are $7 and went on sale on April 22. They can be purchased online at tickets.therobinsongrand.com or by calling the Robinson Grand ticketing center at 855-773-6283.