WINNIPEG — While movie theatres are still closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a safer alternative is popping up on the grounds of Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.
The CAA Summer Drive-In Series will begin showing movies this Thursday in the airport’s economy parking lot.
Movie-goers can take in a flick from the safety of their vehicle while maintaining social distancing.
The 30 x 16 foot HD LED screen will first run the 2010 comedy “Date Night,” starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey.
“We’ve been brainstorming ideas for the past few months to provide a family-friendly entertainment option for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Garry Hale, owner and president of AVentPro, the company behind the event.
“We’re fortunate to come together with these outstanding local organizations to make this a reality and bring people together in a safe way.”
Car passes can be purchased online for $30 plus fees, while concessions can also be purchased online with contactless delivery to a customer’s vehicle.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday with a special pre-sale opportunity for CAA Manitoba members starting today at noon.
Profits will be donated to the Health Sciences Centre Foundation COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund, Winnipeg Harvest and United Way Winnipeg.
#YWG is proud to be the backdrop for the @caamanitoba Summer Drive In Series. Check out this timelapse of the airport parking lot being transformed into a drive-in movie theatre. To learn more: https://t.co/k3q3M5FJHx pic.twitter.com/2ZOXk0qknm
— Winnipeg Airport (@YWGairport) June 9, 2020