LITTLE CURRENT – This Saturday, July 11 Islanders will be treated to a double-feature drive-in movie experience at the Flat Rock Entertainment Centre (FREC) grounds off Harbour View Road in Little Current.
Northern Ontario’s portable drive-in movie theatre company, Horizon Drive In, is offering a double feature of that drive-in classic movie Grease at 9 pm followed by the creepy 2013 flick The Conjuring at 11 pm.
Horizon Drive In has been offering drive-in theatre experiences for a number of years, in Sudbury only at first, but has since branched out to other parts of the North. Horizon Drive In partner Kelsey Cutinello said the movies are attracting a wide range, from older people wanting to relive their drive-in days, to families with young children to young couples out on a date.
“We’re really seeing a wide range of people who just want to get out and do something safe and fun,” Ms. Cutinello said. “It’s the perfect way to feel like a normal person again.”
Here’s how it works: Tickets are purchased online at HorizonDriveIn.com where you will be asked if you drive a car, SUV or a pickup truck; this allows the staff to arrange the cars so that everyone will get a good view of the 40 x 30-foot screen. The movie’s audio will transmit directly to an FM station. Please note that cars that have lights directly attached to their car’s battery are encouraged to bring a battery-operated radio to tune in, otherwise they’ll have to bring cardboard or some other light-blocking agent to cover their lights (and that sounds like work!).
Under provincial emergency law, moviegoers are not permitted to watch movies in open-air vehicles or from the back of a pickup truck. One may, however, watch a movie from one’s hatchback with that hatchback open, provided they are contained within the vehicle.
Concessions are available, such as popcorn, nachos and cheese, cotton candy, pop and water, and staff will deliver right to your car. Washroom facilities will be available on-site.
If you can’t make it to the moves this weekend, stay tuned for another Horizon Drive In event planned for Providence Bay Fair weekend in August.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit HorizonDriveIn.com.