For the third year in a row, Mayfair Mall will be hosting drive-in movies during the month of August. Let’s hope by then summer will have actually arrived! If you haven’t been to one of these events before, you should definitely try it, and they’re great fun for the whole family. Passes for each week can be claimed at the Concierge Desk within Mayfair Mall as early as the Saturday before each Thursday night movie. You have two choices, you can drive-in (hence the name) and watch the movie from your car, or you can pull up a chair (and maybe a blanket), and watch the movie from the front row. There are audio speakers so you’ll be able to hear the movie without having to bring a radio. If you do decide to bring your car, you will be allowed to start parking at 6pm, with the movies starting around 9.30pm-10.00pm, or whenever it gets dark enough to start playing. In previous years they’ve shown classics such as Top Gun, and this year is no different.
- August 4, 2011 – Back to the Future
- August 11, 2011 – Finding Nemo
- August 18, 2011 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
The movies are usually played in the parking lot in front of Toys-R-Us. I’ve been a couple of times and once the screen was on the roof of Toys-R-Us, and the other time the screen was on the opposite end of the parking lot near the intersection of Finlayson and Blanshard. I’m not sure how or why they pick different locations, but they do – maybe wind/weather conditions? Take some popcorn and candy and enjoy the show!
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