Public outdoor theatres have taken Vancouver by storm this summer with over a dozen films being played on big screens in parks across the region. However, come September locals will be able to experience an entirely new type of movie going experience downtown with the Gastown Drive-In.
Starting September 3rd, the top level of an Easy Park parkade on Water Street will become a Drive-In theatre. The theme for the series is "Vancouver Stars as Itself" in an effort to showcase our city on screen while taking in the views of the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains as a breathtaking natural backdrop.
"The motivation for the Drive-In stems from Urban Republic’s interest in public and collective spaces," explained Peeroj Thakre of Urban Republic who is co-producing the endeavour along with Cineworks. "Parking lots take up a great deal space in the city but are only fully utilized for parking during peak periods. The Gastown Drive-In project recognizes the potential of creatively transforming under-utilsed infrastructure into a cultural resource for the community."
The three films being showcased are Hard Core Logo, with Fetching Cody the following week, and Eve and the Firehorse closing out the event on September 17th. It is a free event however the regular parking fee of $5.00 will be applied for vehicles, who can tune into the audio on their stereos.