Register Now For “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” – The Next Free Drive-In Movie



Environmental Services and the Zero Waste Los Alamos team would like to invite residents to a free drive-in movie Friday, Aug. 28“Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”.

According to film website IMDB, the movie follows filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant as they dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.

The film is Not Rated and runs for approximately 74 minutes. The movie contains some adult language.

The drive-in movie will be shown beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Central Park Square in the north parking lot.

Admission opens at 7 p.m.; ID required and ticket holder’s names must match ID. The Central Park Square north parking lot is behind (east) of Pet Pangaea and projectY cowork.

Residents must register for the event online through Eventbrite:

Only one registration is needed per vehicle. Courtesy of Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg, each registered vehicle will be entitled to a free one-topping pizza at Time Out Pizza, adjacent to the parking area, with a validated Eventbrite ticket.

COVID-safe social distancing will be followed. For Drive-In movies, CDC Safe Practices are:

  • Parking with six feet of distance between vehicles. For open air vehicles*, such as convertibles, spacing of at least 18 feet, or the width of two standard parking spaces, must be maintained between vehicles.
  • Patrons must remain in vehicles except when using facilities such as restrooms and concessions. Patrons may remain immediately outside their vehicles only if there is at least 18 feet between vehicles.
  • Patrons need to wear face coverings when not in their vehicles.

Movie-goers are asked to support the continuation of Drive-In movies by following these COVID-safe practices.

*this includes those sitting in the open back of an SUV; this is considered an “open air” vehicle.

Additionally, LA Cares volunteers will be accepting food or monetary donations that evening to benefit the local food bank. For monetary donations, LA Cares offers a Pay Pal option.

To donate, the individual needs a personal Pay Pal account, then enters the dollar amount and LA Cares’ email address in the “Send money to” payment option. Their email is:

Checks also may be mailed to: LA Cares, P.O. Box 248, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

This event is sponsored by Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Central Park Square and projectY cowork.