Moviegoers pull up a chair to the cinema under the stars in High River
The non-profit High River Sunset Drive-In opened to the public earlier this month
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the movie-going experience — possibly for good. While major theater chains experiment with their relaunch, some movie buffs are turning to an old-fashioned cinema experience.
Drive-in theatres are seeing a renaissance in a COVID-19 world, including in Alberta. Earlier this month, a group of High River residents pooled their efforts to open what's being called the High River Sunset Drive-In.
According to the group's website, half of the proceeds from the drive-in will be donated to local charities while half will be used to pay for equipment and improve the drive-in site.
The drive-in began showing movies to the public in mid-August, and has already scheduled films until the end of September. On Aug. 29, moviegoers brought their vehicles to the site to catch a screening of the 2006 Pixar film Cars.
With photographs from Leah Hennel