The Return of the Drive-in Movie

The Return of the Drive-in Movie on Where Rockies

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The past two summers we have seen the resurgence of the drive-in movie.

They date back more than 100 years, but are perhaps most fondly associated with the 1950's and 1960's - the peak of their popularity.

Back then, they were affectionately dubbed "Passion Pits". A popular date night idea and perhaps a way to show off your cool convertible or souped-up hot rod that didn't involve drag racing for pinks.

People really seem to dig this nostalgic blast from the past. It's a pretty nifty way to catch a flick and the fact that it's a pandemic-friendly activity is the bee's knees!

So, what are you waiting for?! Floor it to these drive-in options in the Calgary area this summer and you'll be havin' a gas in no time!


B!G Art Drive-In Movie at Telus Spark

After debuting in 2020, the drive-in at Telus Spark is back. Catch some classics like E.T. and Jurassic Park, major blockbusters like Avengers: End Game, or family-friendly favourites like the Lego movies.

Art Drive-In Movie at Telus Spark


Grey Eagle Drive-In

Boasting a total of four screens, the Grey Eagle Drive-In has room for more than 200 vehicles. Raya & the Last Dragon will be screening on July 2 and there are even drive-in concerts scheduled in the coming weeks.

Grey Eagle Drive-In/


High River Sunset Drive-In Movie

This entirely volunteer-run drive-in is a non-profit that supports local charities. Check out some upcoming double features including Canadian Bacon and Goon.

High River Sunset Drive-In Movie

Leanne Murray