Movie theatres have been closed for about a year now, but you can still watch your favourite films on the big screen thanks to some local drive-in theatres. This summer, you can visit nostalgic drive-in theatres across Calgary to experience the feeling of an outdoor movie theatre from the safety of your car with your favourite snacks. Be sure to read up on the latest COVID-19 rules and regulations for your screening.
Grey Eagle Drive In
Upcoming screenings: June 9 and 10
Cost: $40 per car
The Grey Eagle Resort & Casino’s Grey Eagle Drive In is one of the newer drive-in theatre experiences in Calgary. Located on the Tsuut’ina Nation, the theatre shows films on a big stage with four large screens. Upcoming screenings feature movies like Thelma & Louise and Stand By Me. The drive-in offers food and drinks for purchase prior to the event that can be delivered directly to your car.
3777 Grey Eagle Dr., 403-543-1509, greyeagledrivein.com
Upcoming screenings: June 10 to 13
Cost: $55 per car
Motor Nights is back for another weekend full of films at the Cochrane & District AG Society. Guests can attend screenings for movies like The Princess Bride, Scream, Pulp Fiction and more. Local food trucks will be on-site for drive-thru service or car-side delivery. Part of the event proceeds will go to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
43080 Bow Valley Tr., Cochrane, motornights.com
Big Art Drive-In
Upcoming screenings: Multiple dates starting June 18
Cost: $39 per car
The Big Art Drive-In at Telus Spark is brought to us by a collection of non-profits, charities and for-profit partners working to create an affordable community space. The Big Art Drive-In’s grand opening is on June 18 and upcoming movies include The Lego Movie, Clueless and Mean Girls. While watching from your vehicle, you can expect to see immersive elements like special effects and live-action actors to elevate the movie experience. The venue will also have a full concession menu that will be delivered straight to your car.
220 Saint George’s Dr. N.E., bigartdrivein.com