Buckle up for the Little-Pit Drive in
Abbey Gardens is offering the community a night at the movies each Wednesday at sunset, starting July 22 at the Little-Pit Drive In.
new endeavour is a way to bring people together while staying safe
during the coronavirus pandemic, and for some will bring back a flood of
memories from the days when drive-ins were common.
“When I was a child our parents would dress us in our PJs under our clothes, load us in the car with an enormous bag of popcorn, a pile of pillows and off we’d go,” said Lesley English, coordinator of the Little-Pit Drive In. “I remember desperately trying to stay awake to see the second feature and rarely succeeding. The whole thing was less about the actual movies and more about the experience. It was a family favourite!”
The drive-in bills itself as the first off-grid drive-in; it will be powered by solar and wind.
Organizers said the concept fulfills the mandate of Abbey Gardens by educating about sustainable living, while also providing a community gathering that is safe and fun.
“We have lost so many of the cultural outings that we in Haliburton are used to having in our backyard but are not able to access this summer,” Barb Bolin, committee member, said. “Abbey Gardens and its partners see the Little-Pit Drive In as a safe way of inviting the community to a fun outing and the opportunity to get to know us better.”
The summer’s movie lineup hasn’t yet been released,
but organizers said each night will offer a double feature with old and
new movies of various genres. Live intermission entertainment is also
Space is limited and it’s expected demand will be high, therefore the Little-Pit crew asks that you reserve tickets ahead of time at abbeygardens.ca/