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Town of Shelburne hosting movie night with drive-in theatre at Fiddle Park

September 10, 2020   ·   0 Comments

Written By PAULA BROWN

Movie Night is coming to Shelburne with the town preparing to host a drive-in theatre on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Fiddle Park.

With the cancellation of many events in town as a result of COVID-19, including Canada Day celebrations, the Town of Shelburne and Party Cinemas partnered to bring a family friendly drive-in theatre for a night to the community. 

“The idea was to create something that was family friendly that would give people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and enjoy the fireworks, which will be virtual, and a movie,” said Carol Maitland, Economic Development and Marketing Coordinator. “The idea was just to have something for the town residents.” 

The movie that is scheduled to play is Toy Story 4 and will start at 8:15 p.m. The event, which sold tickets by the carload, is already sold out. 

“We sold out,” said Maitland, “We had 120 ticket and we sold out in basically a day and a half.” 

Leading up to the movie, the Town has also partnered with Tiffany McCabe, a local art therapist, to have a rock and glass painting session starting at 5:30 p.m.

“Anyone can come out and participate in painting the rocks and also painting glass, which will be part of the glass installation that’s going to go into the gazebo,” said Maitland. 

The Town is also hoping to have a food truck vendor at the event to provide food such as hotdogs and popcorn. 

With the quick sell out for the drive-in, the town is already hoping to plan for the movie night to happen again starting in 2021. 

“We’re hoping next year that we will be able to have a weekly drive-in movie night,” said Maitland. “That is still up in the air, it will also depend on COVID-19 and what happens in the future, but it is something that the town is certainly considering.” 

With the event free, the Town is asking that the people attending bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for Shepherds Cupboard Food Bank. 

Admission for the movie at Fiddle Park will start at 6:00 p.m. with early space booking available. 



         

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