Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre – Pulse Spotlight – 08.01.11

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A true throwback to the past, drive-in movie theatres are one of those things that make you feel nostalgic, even if you aren’t old enough to remember what they were like in their prime. From the excitement of picking that primo parking spot, to those cheesy hotdog concession commercials, drive-in movie theatres offer something so unique that modern movie houses just can’t compete with. These days, finding an operational drive-in movie theatre can be a tricky task, but lucky for us we have one in our very own backyard!

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre

Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre, located just a stone’s throw from 264th St & the Fraser Highway, has been sending people back to the old days of cinema since September 2005. To someone unfamiliar with the drive-in movie theatre experience, the open field may not look like much during the day but it certainly comes alive at night. With the capacity to hold 400 vehicles, Twilight Drive-In prides itself in creating an environment where families and friends can come together to bond, if only for a few hours. Visitors are able to choose their own parking spaces (asides from a few height limitations), making it easy to park in groups if they are meeting people there, or travelling in multiple vehicles. 

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre
Owner Jay, along with his wife Camla and son Vesham, knew they wanted to create a family friendly experience that was not only unique, but affordable as well. Offering double and triple feature evenings (showing all new releases), Twilight provides everyone with the opportunity for a movie night out. With up to 3 movies for the price of one elsewhere, visitors to Twilight pay just one admission price ($7.50 – $12.50 depending on the night) and are free to stay for all the features showing that evening.

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight: Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre

Admission gates usually open approximately 45 minutes before show time, and guests are encouraged to come early to set up and settle in. One of the neatest things about attending Twilight Drive-In is that you decide just how comfortable you’d like to be! Not only are lawn chairs, air mattresses and blankets allowed here, they are all part of the fun! In fact, by the time the feature was about to start,  the open space looked a lot like one big campground (with a 92’ by 40’ screen of course)!

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight: Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre
A projectionist since 1969, Jay has always had a love for film. So much so, that after graduating from university, Jay decided to pursue a career in the projection and cinema industry instead of following his schooling. His passion has stayed with him after all these years, and we loved how enthusiastic he is about what he does. Even now as a business owner, it is so nice to see that he still spends most of his time doing what he loves – running the projection room!
Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre is open 7 days a week, with show times varying depending on the time of year and current sunset schedule.  Shows always run, rain or shine, so there’s no need to get discouraged if it rains on your parade! Please see their website for detailed feature times, and specials!We would love to convert you to a drive-in movie fan because, well, where else can you go out in public in your pyjamas without getting funny looks?  

Please leave a comment below to be entered to win a family pass to Twilight Drive-In Theatre to be used for a weekday visit. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted on August 15, 2011. 

For an extra entry, please post the following on Twitter: “I entered to win a family pass to Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre from @FVPulse

Update: Congratulations to our winner who has now been contacted. This contest is now closed. 

Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre
260th St & Fraser Hwy, Langley
Ring: 604-856-5063

Contributor: Shannon Clattenburg

Shannon Clattenburg is a creative spirit first and a freelance writer second. She is a features writer for Fraser Valley Pulse and has a love for uncovering hidden gems throughout the Fraser Valley . She lives in Chilliwack with her boyfriend and her doggy Rolo. Twitter: @OrdinaryShan

68 Responses to “Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre – Pulse Spotlight – 08.01.11”

  1. Stefanie says:

    We have never been to this drive-in! We would LOVE to take the family! Fingers crossed we WIN! :)

  2. Janelle says:

    I love the Twilight!

  3. Carter McNaught says:

    Never been here before, or to any drive in actually! I would love to get the chance to head out !

  4. Cristal Sawatzky says:

    What a great way to make family memories! Love it! We will definately go even if we don’t win ;)

  5. I live near the Drive-In and haven’t gone since before I moved to Aldergrove – would LOVE to end the summer with a night at the Drive-In. Thanks for the chance! Happy Monday ;)

  6. Adele Pelzer says:

    Sure would love to take the kids to the Twilight!

  7. Desiree Cabalfin says:

    Please enter me into the draw! I would love to check out the drive in theatre – I have a few childhood memories going to see movies with my family at the drive in when it was in Surrey and I’d love to relive those memories!:D

  8. Patty says:

    I have been wanting to go this summer!

  9. Tim Wedler says:

    we love the drive in!

  10. Erinn Kredba says:

    Always fun at the Drive in….let’s all go the lobby….let’s all go to the lobby… la la

  11. Cheryl says:

    I had a great time last summer taking my daughtet to see Up! So much fun!!!

  12. Dari1an K0vacs says:

    I’d love to go…Thanks for highlighting this gem in Aldergrove.

  13. Ryan says:

    I would love to take my beautiful wife and 3 lovely kids to the drive-in! Thanks!

  14. Loraine says:

    This would be amazing to win. It is definatly on my “to-do” list this summer!

  15. Lois says:

    Retro! I love it!

  16. wow, dancing popcorn too … Next summer, I’m there!

  17. Natasha says:

    What a great family adventure! Love it!

  18. […] least 2 (and sometimes 3) great new release features, from the comfort of your own vehicle! When we featured the Twilight Drive-In back in 2011, we loved seeing all the different ways movie-goers set up camp for the night. Whether […]

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