What About A Walk In Drive-In For Peterborough?


Recently I attended an outdoor movie, smack-dab in the heart of Toronto. The documentary Lost Rivers was screened for free on the grass of Toronto's Fort York. All you had to do was bring a blanket.

While sitting there, amongst the din of the traffic and Go Trains, and looking at the condos surrounding the historical site, I found myself rather impressed that hundreds of people would come to an event like this. Sure, you are prone to the elements (so is Peterborough Musicfest), but watching a movie on a 40-foot inflatable screen (provided by Fresh Air Cinema) while the rest of the world bustles by was kind of magical.

There were multiple local vendors of food and drinks and the event went off without a hitch. People were allowed to bring dogs, and although there was an occasional smoker, I really had no complaints.

I understand the difficulties of affording a digital projector, and paying for first run movies, and I do appreciate the nod to the historic times of the traditional Drive-in. That said, I think in today's fast paced world, a "Walk-in" is a nice idea (not to mention environmentally-friendly) where you can roll out a blanket and enjoy conversation and the city around you with strangers while taking in a flick.

So what about trying something like this in Peterborough?  


[Update: As was brought to our attention after this post, there are kids movies at Movie Nights in the Park at Nicholls Oval.]

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Now Playing: The Drive-In

Go as a couple -- or take the fam!

The Mustang Drive-In theatre is rocking this summer. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for kids (cash only, no outside food or drinks). Movies begin at dusk. The Mustang is located at 2134 Preston Rd.

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