(Please note that our drive-in location has now changed and we're no longer at our Vernon Street pit parking lot!)
Our drive-in is located in the parking lot between the Nelson Curling Club and the NDCC building. The films will be screening on the back wall of the soccer building, a stone's throw from our beloved Civic Theatre!
Please enter the parking lot ONTO LAKE STREET FROM THE CURLING CLUB SIDE ON CEDAR STREET ONLY!!! This is very important as we need to ensure one-way traffic for ease of parking. If you enter from the NDCC parking lot side, we will kindly request for you to drive over to the Cedar Street entrance before we can allow your car into the drive-in. Thank you for helping us with this! Click here to see the entrance location on Google Maps.
Please visit our What's On page to purchase tickets for the drive-in theatre.
Admission is $25 per car for members and $30 per car for non-members. Although you have the option to fill all your car seats with patrons, we recommend two people per car for the best viewing experience. All drive-in patrons must arrive at the parking lot already inside the car. You will not be allowed on-site on foot, meaning that you can’t walk in and join a car later.
We will not be offering refunds or exchanges for other screenings. If the show is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will send out an email with information on how to use your ticket for another show.
Popcorn, drinks and candy items will be on sale over at The Civic Theatre. Just like if you were coming to an indoor screening! The theatre is a short walk from the drive-in venue. We recommend that you park your car first at the drive-in lot and then walk up to The Civic Theatre to grab all your cinema snacks. Please leave enough time to do this before the film starts so that all patrons can enjoy the movie without disruption. (Please note: there are no garbage receptacles and all garbage must be taken with you when you leave. Thanks for helping us keep the space nice and clean for everyone!)
After you purchase your ticket online, you'll receive your ticket in an email confirmation. This email will include detailed instructions for the drive-in screening.
On the night of the screening, our staff will let you know what radio station frequency to tune into to hear the movie.
Our 'doors' will open 1 hour before screening time to allow ample time for parking. You will need to provide our staff with the name of the person who bought your ticket. Please note: the parking lot will close 10 minutes before showtime so don't be late!
Please note that this is a pop-up venue and as such, the decision to direct your car to a specific space is at the discretion of the lot staff. We really appreciate your patience and understanding. Once parked, you may not drive away until instructed by event staff. We'll ask all headlights are turned off and for no engine idling during the screening.
We highly recommend that you dress in warm clothes and bring some blankets to keep warm in your car, as idling will not be allowed. That's all part of the Civic Theatre drive-in fun anyway! Snuggle up in your car and enjoy the open-air movie without having to worry about the temperature!