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Kamloops drive-in sold out in three and a half hours

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June 17, 2020 - 12:39 PM

If you were hoping to take a trip down memory lane at the Kamloops drive-in this month, you're out of luck.

Tickets to all three days of the Twin Rivers Drive-in have sold out in three and a half hours.

Given how many locals expressed their interest in a drive-in, Kamloops City Councillor Dale Bass isn't surprised that the launch went well.

"The success of it selling out immediately tells you something," she said. "The number of emails and calls and people stopping me on the street saying, why can't we do this? That also tells you something."

Whether or not there will be more drive-ins is still up in the air, but one organizer is pushing for it to become a reality through summer and into the fall.

"My intention is to have it continue," Dusan Magdolen, Executive of the Kamloops Film Society said.  "I would love, for at least the next few weeks, for the drive-in to be the thing we're doing, and then start to bring our physical theatre back… towards the end of summer."

Magdolen hopes that the drive-in will offer a safe alternative to public theatres for their elderly patrons.

However, there are logistical obstacles to overcome with a drive-in, including finding and maintaining finding a good location.

The City has offered McArthur Island Park for the first event, which will give organizers an indication as to whether or not the location will work in the future.

Each showing has a capacity of 50 cars, with a maximum of six people per vehicle.  

For those lucky enough to get tickets in time, the drive-in will be showing Trolls World Tour and Back to the Future, June 25-27.

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