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It’s drive-in night in East Village (minus the cars) – we’re showing two great films on a 24-foot movie screen on RiverWalk Plaza in honour of the good old/bad old days of the drive-in theatre experience. (It’ll be more like a walk-in or ride-in for many people, but with luck, the stars will be out, just like they were back in the day.)
First up is the premiere of artist-in-residence Kathy L . Fedori’s A Lot Going On, a 10-minute short about our collective nostalgia for the drive-in experience. We’re bringing along lots of music, old-timey drive-in commercials and retro Looney Tunes, a scavenger hunt, vintage movie posters that’ll bring back a few fond memories, food trucks so you can upgrade from popcorn, and, of course, The Princess Bride, a feature-length reason to stay up late on a Thursday if ever there was one.
A Lot Going On was made from interviews with Calgarians about their love for drive-ins, so there should be a lot of great stories going on as well. Fedori’s film project was co-supported by East Village and Calgary 2012, the Cultural Capital of Canada program, so don’t miss it. And don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, blankets and all the other accoutrements of a modern drive-in experience.
Activities start at 6 pm and the movie starts at 7:30 on RiverWalk Plaza behind the Simmons.