6 JUL Event

Business Garden Rīga celebrates the 244th U.S. Independence Day with a drive-in movie night.

Over 100 AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) members and guests celebrated Independence Day together, sharing a drive-in movie event. 

Unlike other years when Independence Day was usually celebrated with a large picnic, this year AMCHAM organised a drive-in movie show, taking all the necessary distancing and safety measures in these Covid-19 times. The guests watched the drama Patriot’s Day, set-up and demonstrated by Movies on Wheels, next to the newly built Business Garden Rīga office campus. Guests were greeted by the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia John L. Carwile and the AMCHAM president Zinta Jansone.        

The open-air drive-in movie tradition started at the beginning of the 20th century in the States. It reached the peak of its popularity by the mid-century, offering viewers the chance to enjoy watching a movie in the comfort of their own cars. Today, facing the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the appeal of the drive-in movie is back — gathering viewers at open-air movie screens all around the world, including Latvia.  

AMCHAM is the leading foreign chamber of commerce in Latvia, representing over 140 companies. AMCHAM’s goals include fostering trade, investments and friendship between the U.S. and Latvia, as well as serving as a networking and knowledge-exchange platform for its members, partners and international community representatives in Latvia. The Chamber’s goals are rooted in the four principles of integrity, responsibility, cooperation and excellence. 

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