The drive-in movie in Donalda attracted over 50 cars on Friday

The drive-in movie in Donalda attracted over 50 cars on Friday

Drive-in movie draws a crowd in Donalda

As the sun went down, cars filled Willow Canyon in Donalda for the bi-annual drive-in movie on Friday, May 22.

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.