Back to the Bricks drive-in movie draws crowds

Crowds enjoying the classic cars at the Back to the Bricks free drive-in movie.

Classic cars packed the US-23 Drive-in Tuesday night for a free screening of the film â??American Graffiti.â??

The Back to the Bricks event brings in about a half million people to the Flint area every year.

"It's a real positive thing obviously for the area. We've been beaten down the last several years,â?? said Burton resident Jeremy Corthals who brought his family to the movie.

The cruise weekend is celebrating 10 years this week as it continues to honor Flint's automotive history.

Many say back to the bricks is offering more to visitors every year.

"I think because this is a home grown activity. I think this is growing leaps and bounds," said spectator John Bendzick.

Organizers say they were impressed with the number of people who attended the event despite the rain.