Cars, trucks, and minivans filled all 400 viewing spots at the Twilight Drive-In on a cloudless, muggy Saturday night in mid-July, further proof that outdoor movie concept locally is still very much alive and doing just fine, thank you.
Operated by the Daulat family, the five-and-ahalf-acre drive-in at 260th St. and Fraser Highway opened on Sept. 1, 2005 and remains relevant.
In April 2012, the Twilight became one of the first drive-ins in Canada to convert from 35mm film projection to a state-of-the-art digital film projector.
Daulat is thrilled with how smoothly the transition to digital has gone. "The digital has been working excellent," he said. "We're getting a good picture on each screen."
The Twilight is one of three drive-ins left in B.C., The Starlight in Enderby and The Park in Prince George being the others.
As for the future of the Twilight? Daulat says it's as bright as ever.
"The gods are with us. We have nice weather, we have nice shows, and everything is going good. Business is good because of those two things: the shows and the weather. We will continue on for a long time. As long as the public supports us, we will continue to operate the drive-in."
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