It's not too often you can watch a big-screen movie with the star in the house.

But you can through Sunday at the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey. The museum is showing the 1974 Walt Disney Pictures' family film, "Herbie Rides Again," at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

A ticket to the museum gets you the movie and an up-close look at one of the mid-60s' Volkswagen Beetles used in the Herbie movies.

"It's sort of a fun family film that you don't seem to see much anymore," said Mark Lizewskie, executive director of the museum. "It sort of falls into the automotive theme and having one of the Herbie movies at an auto museum is a great tie-in and an added bonus."

In addition to one of the original Herbie cars, the museum is also hosting Ernie's taxi from the holiday film, "It' a Wonderful Life," and a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory limousine once owned by the late singer Whitney Houston.

The car, which sold for $198,000 over 25 years ago, features a TV/VCR, and a wet bar with crystal glasses.

Movies are shown at the "indoor drive-in," set up amid classic autos to replicate a 1950s drive-in.

It's all part of the varied entertainment package that comes with each ticket to the museum, Lizewskie said.

"If you went to the movies, it would cost you 10 dollars, so you can come to the auto museum, see a bunch of great cars and see a movie as well," he said.


Released in 1974, "Herbie Rides Again" is a sequel to the wildly popular 1968 flick, "The Love Bug."

It features Herbie villain Alonzo Hawk (Keenan Wynn), whose dream of building a skyscraper in his name is thwarted by Grandma Steinmetz (Helen Hayes), who sits stubbornly in her firehouse home on the property he needs.

Hawk sends his nephew, Willoughby (Ken Berry), to charm Steinmetz who, along with a pretty airline hostess boarder and Herbie, convinces him to stay out of the whole mess.

After many chases and confrontations, Herbie emerges victorious, and both Steinmetz and Willoughby find romance.

The 88-minute film is suitable for all ages, Lizewskie said.

If you go

WHAT: "Herbie Rides Again"

WHEN: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through Sunday

WHERE: Antique Auto Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey

COST: $10, adults; $9, seniors 61 years old and older; $7, children 4 to 7 years old; free, AACA members and children 3 years old and younger