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The Comanche Drive-In Theatre, the nation’s highest-elevation drive-in. Photo Courtesy of Comanche Drive-In Theatre.

The Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS) is hosting a fundraiser tonight, August 3, at the Comanche Drive-In Theatre.

The Humane Society invites all families and their canine companions to a special showing of the 1995 family classic “Babe,” the story of a charming little piglet who narrowly escapes the dinner table.

Tickets for adults—moviegoers 14-years-of-age and older—are $10, and for children 13 or younger, the price of admission is only $5. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

All proceeds will go directly to the benefit of animals currently under the care of AVHS. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, AVHS relies heavily on donated funds and the generosity of the Chaffee County community.

AHVS operates an open admission animal shelter in Buena Vista. While it is not a no-kill shelter, it says that it does not euthanize animals to clear up space or for excessive time in the shelter’s care.

The entire month of August, AHVS is also running a donation matching campaign, with the ultimate goal of raising $34,000 in a month. Any donation will be doubled by Greg and Ruth Phillips, Bob and Sarah McMahon, Mike and Cindy Newell, Bill and Junia Fitzgerald, Judy Hamontre and Tom Purvis, up to a maximum $17,000 contribution.

The Comanche Drive-In Theatre, located three miles west of Buena Vista, is the highest-elevation drive-in theater in the United States. It has been a family-owned and operated business since 1966.

Open all summer, movies on offer right now include the box-office hits “Barbie”, “Oppenheimer” and “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part I”.