As more events are announced for what is feeling more and more like 'post-pandemic' life, the Michigan International Auto Show is teaming up with Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids for a VIP Rooftop Party and Movie Premiere for the new Fast & Furious movie, F9.

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The car-themed event will be a fundraiser for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation. The night will kick off with cocktails while overlooking the city at 5pm, catering will be provided by one.twenty.three restaurants and then partygoers will have a chance to see the new F9 movie at 7pm. Afterward, one.twenty.three will be open for those looking for a nightcap.

Emily Loeks, Director of Community Affairs at Celebration! Cinema says they're happy to be hosting one of the first larger-scale events in Grand Rapids for the summer:

We are excited to host this car-themed movie pre-party held on the upper deck of the Studio Park(ing) garage – one of the first public events of the summer for downtown Grand Rapids. This event provides an opportunity to partner with our sister company, ShowSpan – producer of the Michigan International Auto Show – and the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association to bring a selection of ‘super cars’ from the movie, all to benefit the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital – an organization that many of us in Grand Rapids have reason to love.

Event tickets are limited to only 200 people, tickets are $100 per person and includes admission to the Parking Deck Pre-Party with appetizers and 2 drink tickets per person, a Gold Ticket to F9 (with popcorn and pop), and parking validation for one vehicle in the Studio Park(ing) garage. Tickets are online here: https://showspan.com/MAS/f9-movie-premier.

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