Moviegoers inspect the cars on display in front of the Jewel Theatre on Saturday evening

Jewel Theatre celebrates movie release with cruise-in BBQ

The show and shine event was in celebration of the release of the new film “The Fate of the Furious.”

The street in front of the Jewel Theatre was filled with classic and luxury cars on Saturday night, April 22, as the theatre celebrated the release of the new film “The Fate of the Furious.”

The film is the eighth installment in the popular “Fast and Furious” movie franchise that began in 2001 and has since become the largest franchise to come out of Universal Studios.

“The franchise has a good following,” said theatre manager Rose Chapman. “They all do well.”

Theatre owner Sonya Geddes, who had watched the film the previous night, added that there was plenty of action to keep audiences entertained.

Since the movie is based on car racing, the Jewel theatre staff decided to have some fun with the release and include some real-life vehicles.

“Anyone who has a nice car wants to show it off,” Chapman explained.

Several vehicles, from classics to modern luxury cars, were lined up for passers-by to admire.

In addition to the “show and shine” portion of the event, the theatre also hosted a BBQ before the screening.

“This year we decided to do our own BBQ and make it a family event,” Geddes commented.

While the film is rated 14A, the theatre staff wanted to provide entertainment for younger children as well, Chapman added.

Despite the cold on Saturday evening, several families came out to admire the vehicles and enjoy a burger.

“The Fate of the Furious” will run at the Jewel Theatre until April 27.

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