Gatineau drive-in theatre closes after 45 years
Ciné-Parc Templeton sold its equipment to Montreal-area ski resort
One of the few remaining drive-in theatres in the Ottawa-Gatineau area has dimmed its screens for the last time.
Ciné-Parc Templeton in east Gatineau, Que., confirmed to Radio-Canada Wednesday it had gone out of business.
The theatre, which wrapped up its 45th season last fall, sold its equipment to the Belle Neige ski resort in Val-Morin, Que., northwest of Montreal, according to owner Paul Touchet.
The Val-Morin resort intends to open its own drive-in theatre next month.
In 2011, the City of Gatineau considered expropriating the drive-in's property to install a waste treatment centre, but a petition with some 3,000 signatures halted those plans.
Ciné-Parc Templeton had invested $100,000 per screen in 2013 to go digital.
With files from Radio-Canada