Well it’s time to get a little nostalgic folks. River District is hosting drive-in movies this summer. For those that have never experienced a drive-in movie, now’s your chance. River District will be hosting four of them starting this Sunday with a personal favourite, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This is a classic 80s movie to which you are encouraged to wear your 80s garb. Also on hand for this event, will be a selection of food trucks. They anticipate the following line up for Sunday’s feature movie:
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck
Reel MAC and Cheese
Street Meat Truck
Mr. Cool Ice Cream Truck
The River District Drive-In is located at 3650 E. Kent Avenue South which is located just west of Boundary Way and before Kinross Street in SE Vancouver. Gates open at 6:30 pm and the movie gets under way at dusk (approx. 8:00 pm). River District will provide you with the FM station for audio, so a working radio/FM station will round out your experience.
Sunday, July 26 – Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sunday September 6 – DOUBLE FEATURE
The Outsiders and Stand by Me
This is a free event and there is space for 250 cars, but it is first come first served. So if you are keen, best to arrive early.
Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained over the summer months? River District has a FREE movie option for you and your family. They are offering a matinee movie at 2:00 pm every Monday during the summer until August 25th. You are invited to come down and get comfortable. Whether that be your favourite pillow, a sleeping bag or an air mattress, that’s entirely up to you. River District will provide the movie and the popcorn. It’s a great little spot along the Fraser River. There is also a playground for younger children outside for before or after the movie. River District is located at E. Kent Avenue & Elliott Street. The line up of movies for this summer include:
July 14th – Shark Tale
July 21st – Babe
July 28th – Surf’s Up
August 11th – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
August 18th – Charlotte’s Web
August 25th – Matilda
Lots going on at the River District in SE Vancouver this October. There are so many events, we have set them out by date order.
Friday, October 18th
Free showing of Tim Burton’s animated movie the Corpse Bride at 4:00 pm. As always, popcorn will be served.
Saturday, October 19th
River District Farmers Market is on from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Only two more markets left in the season. This Saturday’s market, they will be handing out 25 umbrellas to the first visitors to the Information Tent. Yoga classes routinely run on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 12:15 pm.
Sunday, October 20th
The Pumpkin Patch is back this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm. Come play in the pumpkin patch, pose for photos and pick out your perfect Halloween pumpkin. Urban Digs Farms will be selling pumpkins for $5 each (cash only). There will also be lots of fun activities and crafts for the kids happening inside the Centre.
River District Knitting Club meets on Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. All ages are welcome. No experience is required. You are asked to bring your own materials and equipment. If you miss this week’s MeetUp, the Club will be meeting bi-weekly on Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. You can RSVP for this event at MeetUp.com or by calling T: 604.431.5594.
Saturday, October 26th
The last River District Farmers Market of the season takes place on October 26th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Come out and stock up on some local goodies.
Did you perfect your pie making skills over the Thanksgiving long weekend? If so, you may wish to enter the Pie Making Contest being held on October 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. which will take place after the last Farmers Market for the season. Prizes include: 1st Prize: Metropolis Gift Card $150, 2nd Prize: $50 Gift Card to Romer’s Burger Bar and 3rd Prize: $25 Gift Card Starbucks. Apply in person at River District or online by October 24th.
Sunday, October 27th
Halloween Party: Princesses, Pirates & Creatures Party will be taking place. Come dressed in your favourite princess, pirate or magical creative costume. There will be a costume contest crafts and other fun activities for the kids. The event runs from 1:00 – 3:00 pm And at 3:00 pm, there will be a free Munchkin Matinee showing of Escape From Planet Earth with popcorn, of course.
Looking for some fun things to do in East Vancouver this weekend?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
5. Free Movie and Outdoor Fest, Slocan Park, Fri. Noon – 4:00 p.m.
6. PNE Opens, Sat. 11:00 a.m.
Get out and enjoy all the great things East Van has to offer!
Mount Pleasant Community Centre is hosting a fun family friendly evening at Mount Pleasant Park (16th & Ontario St.) on Saturday, July 20th. The event will get under way at 6:00 p.m. and include skateboard demonstrations, live entertainment and inflatables. There will be activities for all ages.
At dusk, they will be showing an outdoor movie ‘Despicable Me’ on a 3 story high movie screen. You are invited to bring your lawn chair, blanket, friends and family. Some food trucks are planned to be on site for those that get hungry or need a snack. NOTE: the event is weather permitting. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fraser River District, 8683 Kerr Street, is hosting another free movie today at 4:00 p.m. They will be showing the animated film “Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked“. The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island. They invite you to get comfy and bring your favourite pillow, a sleeping bag or stuffed animal(s) and come watch the movie. Buttery popcorn will be served. This is a free event for everyone to attend. Come down and see if the chipmunks make it off the island.
Have some time off before the long weekend? Well there aren’t many free things in life, but here’s one to enjoy. Fraser River District, 8683 Kerr Street, is showing the Rise of the Guardians this Friday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m.
When an evil spirit lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.
Fresh buttered popcorn will be on hand. What a great way to start off the long weekend!