A night at the drive-in movie theatre has long been an activity I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid. The Twilight Drive-In is the only drive-in movie theatre in Metro Vancouver (one of only three in BC) and it is definitely worth the drive out to Aldergrove (and the late night drive home)! General admission costs around $12.50 and you can stay for as many movies as you like (usually two to three)! The best thing, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your car! Read below for some TIPS and FUN facts!
The Twilight Drive-In is a one-of-a-kind destination in the lower mainland, therefore it’s a popular activity! Make sure to arrive early, 30 to 40 minutes before the first showing, to be sure you get a great spot! If the first showing isn’t something you want to see you can arrive for the second or third!
As long as you stay within your spot you can enjoy the show however you want! Get creative! Reverse in, pop the trunk, bring a blow up mattress and make a pillow/blanket fort in the back of your car! If you want to enjoy the beautiful summer weather bring your lawn chairs and watch the movies under the stars!
Don’t Forget to Tune In
Remember to tune into the Twilight Drive-In station to have your featured movie play through your car speakers! If you plan to sit outside turn your radio UP (but always remember to be considerate of those around you)!
Family Run Business
I absolutely love the retro touches that are a throwback to the 1950s. The intermission film The Dancing Hot Dogs is still shown on a classic film reel, unlike the feature films that are now digital. These retro touches are a friendly reminder to grab a snack at the concession stand. Although you may be tempted to bring your own snacks (I’m guilty of this!) remember this family run movie business survives on the concession revenue, so get your popcorn and soda on-site and help out the local economy!
Fun fact, if you’re a film/TV buff like myself, this projection booth served as Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) temporary home in the new TV series Riverdale!
If you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Twilight Drive-In HERE for show times and details, and enjoy a night at the drive-in movie theatre!
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