Load up the car and hit the road to Aldergrove if you want an evening of pure movie-watching nostalgia. Metro Vancouver’s only remaining drive-in theatre, the Twilight Drive-In, kicks off its 2018 season starting February 23.
If you’ve never seen a drive-in movie but the venue looks familiar, that may be because you’ve seen the Twilight take a star turn in episodes of TV’s popular Riverdale. The Archie comics modern reboot filmed at the Twilight in the fall of 2016.
Twilight is one of 51 remaining operating drive-in theatres in Canada, and one of three in British Columbia. They first opened for business in 2005, and operate typically from mid-February to November, and they show new films only–not classics.
Movies on the docket for this year at Twilight include A Wrinkle in Time, Star Wars Solo, Ocean’s 8, and Skyscraper.
Oh, and for anyone who remembers having to park next to a speaker pole, those days are long gone; Twilight broadcasts the film’s sound via FM radio, so you can tune in with your car stereo. For the answers to all your logistical questions about seeing movies at Twilight Drive-In, they’ve got a pretty comprehensive FAQ page online.
Metro Vancouver was once home to other drive-ins, like Burnaby’s Cascades (1946-1980) and North Vancouver’s North Van Drive-In (1958-1973)
Twilight Drive-In is located at 260th Street and Fraser Highway.