The Town of Crossfield will be hosting a drive-in movie featuring the newest Ghostbusters and everybody is invited.
Eris Latham, the Recreation and Event Coordinator with the Town of Crossfield, is happy to say drive-in movies are back.
“We started doing drive-ins a couple of years ago, usually just once per year. Last year, we did a couple of them and saw pretty good success. People really seem to appreciate them. Of course, we had a few constraints about how many people we could have out, distancing, and things like that because of COVID. But this year, with not having any restrictions, we're looking forward to a big year for drive-ins.”
With Ghostbusters: Afterlife being filmed in different parts of rural Alberta, including Crossfield, Latham says the movie has a special place in the town's heart.
Latham says there will be no shortage of space at the Crossfield Rodeo Grounds where the drive-in is going to be held.
“The highest turnout we've seen so far is 78 vehicles for a drive-in that we had in August of 2021. Registration is not necessary; we think that we can accommodate almost everybody that shows up.”
The movie is on April 29 with a start time of 7 pm but the gates will open at 6 pm. From 6 until 7, Latham says a couple of community groups will be on the grounds showing off what they have to offer for the summer.
“Airdrie BMX will be there, The Rockyview Roller Derby, Community Links, Stepping Stones for Mental Health, and the Crossfield Farmer’s Market will also be there. People will be able to mill around and check out a few things that are being offered this summer.”
The movie is free to get into, but donations are welcome as they will be given to Pawsitive Haven Animal Rescue in Carstairs. There will be a concession stand held by the Crossfield Rodeo Society, cash only.
Latham hopes this is the start of a summer full of drive-in movies.
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