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Texas Motor Speedway’s Big Hoss turns into drive-in movie theater this summer

Brad Cox, Fort Worth, and his grandson Kalven Cox parked inside Texas Motor Speedway to watch the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on the Big Hoss TV in Fort Worth on Feb. 21, 2015.
Brad Cox, Fort Worth, and his grandson Kalven Cox parked inside Texas Motor Speedway to watch the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on the Big Hoss TV in Fort Worth on Feb. 21, 2015. Star-Telegram

Summer moviegoing all but demands the biggest screen you can find.

Fortunately for DFW moviegoers, the Guinness World Record-setting “Big Hoss” TV at Texas Motor Speedway is all too happy to play host to a handful of (really) big-screen extravaganzas.

The “Big Hoss Ultimate Drive-In Movie Series” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with a screening of the blockbuster Jurassic World.

Admission is $15 per carload in advance, or $20 per carload on the day of the event at the South Tunnel entrance. (Advance admission can be purchased through the TMS website.) Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Texas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

Those attending the screening will be able to bring in their own food and beverages — concession stands will also be open — as well as lawn chairs, in order to view the film outside their vehicles, if so desired.

Other screenings planned for the nearly 21,000 square foot screen this summer include Star Wars: The Force Awakens on July 30, and Inside Out on Aug. 20.

Preston Jones: 817-390-7713, @prestonjones

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