Clear your schedule and get ready for a trip to the movies.
The first drive-in movie night is set for tomorrow night at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre parking lot.
The movie night is a joint venture between the library and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, with a handful of other local organizations taking part or volunteering their time in different capacities. While there were originally plans to start offering the movies last month, the organizers were waiting on the necessary equipment to hold the event and so had to postpone it. But according to the Chamber's Heather Johnson, the time for waiting is over.
“We have the equipment and movies so we are ready to go,” she said.
There will only be 60 tickets available for each of the showtimes this week, with tickets available for $10 per car at Causeway Insurance. The Chamber is asking those looking to purchase tickets to please pay cash only and adhere to physical distancing requirements. Ticket sales will eventually be expanded to other locations in the following weeks.
There are two showtimes tomorrow evening, with the first being a more family-oriented film and the later show being aimed at more mature audiences. The family feature will be “Troll World Tour” (PG) beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the second show will be M. Night Shyamalan's “Unbreakable” (PG-13) beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The library is reminding those going to see a movie to enter via the Reid Ave. entrance and that masks must be worn when outside a vehicle for any reason.
Those wanting to take in a movie tomorrow night are reminded they must have a way to turn off their headlights and running lights if the car is running for any reason, such as heat or air conditioning, and also need a way to pick up an FM radio signal as the audio for the movie will be broadcast to each car with an FM transmitter.
To stay up-to-date on the drive-in movie nights and film selections be sure to follow the library and Chamber of Commerce's Facebook pages.