As the sun went down, cars filled Willow Canyon in Donalda for the bi-annual drive-in movie on Friday, May 22.
The drive-in movies in Donalda have been a tradition since 2011.
The Donalda Promotions Society hosts the drive-in movies to fundraise for community events throughout the year, such as Canada Day and Family Day celebrations.
Last week’s movie, E.T., brought in 55 cars and over $1,000, said Donalda Mayor Bruce Gartside, president of the Promotions Society.
“This was our second best attendance for the drive-in,” said Gartside.
The record is 57 cars two years ago.
“We always enjoy putting them on. Drive-ins were one of my favourite things to do in the sixties and seventies,” said Gartside.
“For many people, it’s their first drive-in movie,” said Judy Dinsmore, director of the Donalda Promotions Society.
Marlene Conibear, secretary of the Promotions Society, added, “I think it’s such a novelty.”
Cori Fuller and her family have been going to the Donalda drive-in since it began.
“We grew up having this,” said Fuller of the drive-in movie. “It’s something different. The community all gets together, and the neighbours all come out.”
The next Donalda drive-in movie will be scheduled for August.