For the first time since the 1990s, Kamloops will have a drive-in theatre.
At least a temporary one. It's called the Twin Rivers Drive-In and is being organized by the Kamloops Film Society, Lee's Music, GK Sound, Tourism Kamloops and the City of Kamloops.
With cinema in theatres still effectively off-limits, KFS has taken things outdoors. The organization's executive director, Dusan Magdolen, called it a "no-brainer."
“We were a month into the pandemic and had started sourcing out the idea ourselves when we were approached by the rest of the group to collaborate. With that much enthusiasm for this fun new event idea, we knew we had to help make the vision a reality," he said.
Provincial health authorities have placed restrictions on drive-in theatres due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so each night of the event will be limited to 50 vehicles with a maximum of six people each.
The event will be held over three nights just outside the McArthur Island Sports Centre in the south-facing parking lot.
The film lineup for each night includes Trolls World Tour and Back to the Future. Showtime is 9:15 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for up to two people in a car, $35 for up to four people and $45 for up to six people. They are on sale now for the three nights, June 25, June 26 and June 27, online at thekfs.com.