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We’re not sure when theatres will open again, but movie lovers in Victoria can take advantage of a more old fashioned form of cinema viewing.

The University of Victoria will be hosting three nights of drive-in movies, playing old classics Hook (June 4), The Life Aquatic (June 5), and The Breakfast Club (June 6).

Drivers can pull in their vehicles to Parking Lot 10, where a large 40-foot screen will be set up later this week.

As per Provincial Health Officer’s orders, the drive-in “theatre” will accommodate 50 vehicles at a time.

These movie nights are staged by local company Legacy Drive-In Cinema and are expected to take place every weekend in the evenings.

“This is a great example of entrepreneurship meeting community need during the COVID crisis,” said Jane Potentier, UVic’s associate vice president of alumni and development.

“We welcome people to enjoy this family entertainment on our campus in a safe and friendly environment.”

Tickets for each movie night cost $30 per parking space, and $5 of each ticket will fund UVic student bursaries, according to a statement from the university.

Pre-packaged snacks will also be available for purchase and no-contact delivery to vehicles.

Drive-In Cinema at UVic

  • When: June 4 – June 6, movie starts at 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of Victoria, Parking Lot 10 (entry from McGill Road)
  • Admission: Tickets cost $30 per parking space. Visit legacydrivein.com for more information.