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!
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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Update: Congratulations to our winner who has now been contacted. This contest is now closed.
260th St & Fraser Hwy, Langley