Boys and Girls Club invites residents to enjoy old fashioned drive-in movie
The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA) is bringing back a blast-from-the-past with an old-fashioned drive-in movie experience on Oct. 7.
“We’re pretty excited about it,” said BGCA Executive Director Denisa Sanness. “I thinks it’s a great way to celebrate National Family Week and kick off AIRscares.”
AIRScares is a production put on by the BGCA at Halloween. This year the event will feature a haunted hotel from Oct. 18 to 30 at the former RCMP station on Edmonton Trail. Anyone aged eight and older is welcome
The drive-in movie event will turn the parking lot of the Rob Ebbesen Arena into an old-time drive-in movie theater with the help of two 20-foot inflatable screens for the viewing pleasure of the family film Igor.
The 2008 computer animated film centers around an evil scientist assistant who dreams of becoming a scientist himself.
The event is free, though a $2 donation per person is suggested.
Space is limited to 100 vehicles but there will be lawn chairs set up for additional seating. However, the outdoor seating is weather dependant and Sanness suggest dressing for the weather and bringing along an extra blanket if you’re planning on watching from lawn chairs.
Barricades to the parking lot will not be taken down until 6:30 p.m., so Sanness warns not to arrive too early. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The organizations Torch and Keystone BGCA Youth groups will be running a concession out of the Centre location in the arena with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the BCGA.
Concession goodies include popcorn, cotton candy, mini doughnuts and chocolate treats.
“They will be affordable and all the proceeds will go back to us,” Sanness said.
She said the event is meant to balance out the scariness of AIRscares with the more family friendly drive-in event after hearing from some residents that AIRscares was a little too mature for some of the younger children.
AIRscares will also be promoted at the event and tickets for it will be on sale in the Centre location.
She adds the drive-in event is a great way to share something adults remember from their youth but that is no longer available in the area.