Drive-in movies come to the Coast

The District of Sechelt has partnered with FortisBC, Encorp Return It, and Fresh Air Cinema to present two classic Steven Spielberg films for a two-night drive-in movie experience on a Hackett Park baseball diamond next week. 

“Simply show up in your car, tune into the FM radio station and watch a movie under the stars from the comfort of your car,” the district said in a press release. 

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be shown on Fresh Air Cinema’s four-storey inflatable screen on Friday, Aug. 29, followed by a screening of Jaws on Saturday, Aug. 30. Gates open at 7:20 p.m. and the movies will start at dusk, estimated to be 8:20 p.m. 

Only 50 tickets will be sold. They will be available at They are free, or “free by donation,” with 100 per cent of donated proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast. One ticket per vehicle will be required, and safe-distancing protocols will be in effect. 

The release said that organizers will be “encouraging people to stay in their vehicles unless visiting the restrooms and other measures so that people can enjoy their experience while physical distancing. A full list of all social distancing guidelines will be available on Eventbrite.’ 

The district noted that no tickets will be available at the gate and is calling this a “vehicle event only.” No bikes or walk-ins will be allowed.

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