Drive-in movie nights on tap in Mississauga, Hamilton and across the GTA


Published May 17, 2022 at 10:28 am

Drive-in movie nights on tap in Mississauga, Hamilton and across the GTA

Drive-in movie lovers in Mississauga, Hamilton, Durham and across the GTA can pack up their cars and head to Metro grocery stores on Friday and Saturday nights to catch a selection of throwback films this spring and summer.

Back by popular demand for a second year, the Metro Retro Drive-In event offers 20 free classic movies in grocery store parking lots from May through September.

A partnership between Metro and Interac Corp., the movie series kicks off this Friday (May 20) in Etobicoke before setting up in Pickering (May 27) and Whitby (May 28) the following weekend.

Next up is Mississauga as the Metro at 910 Southdown Rd. will host the movie nights on June 3-4. Hamilton Metro (1161 Barton St. E.) will welcome drive-in lovers on June 3.

All shows run 9-11 p.m. with the exception of Hamilton, which runs from 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Movies will also be screened in the coming months in London, Barrie, Newmarket, Peterborough, Ottawa and other locations.

For information on additional movie nights later in the spring and summer, and to register for tickets, visit the link above. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Metro Retro Drive-In event features more than just movies this year.

Those who attend are also invited to “shop local” at the InLife Marketplace, a pop-up shop offering a variety of food and beverages produced by local small businesses.

Also, movie-goers will be entertained prior to the films by a number of GTA musicians. Organizers promise a diverse range of musical talent.

Last year’s Metro Retro Drive-In events attracted more than 6,500 people who enjoyed a range of movie classics, organizers say. Participants shopped local to support 80 small businesses, while also making thousands of charitable donations.

This year, Metro and Interac will be matching community charitable donations up to $150,000.

“The last two years have driven home the importance of togetherness, community and supporting one another. The Metro Retro Drive-In…checks all those boxes, allowing us to gather safely with family and friends while enjoying some movie favourites,” said Daria Hill, Interac associate vice-president, corporate communications and sponsorships. “We’re proud to partner with Metro once again to help Canadians get more out of life this summer, while supporting local businesses and artists in reconnecting with their customers and audiences.”

“As Ontario’s community grocer, this drive-in movie series was born out of all the moments we missed celebrating with our local communities,” said Candace Woods, head of marketing for Metro Ontario Inc. “We are proud to work with local producers, artists and community partners who help make our purpose, to nourish the health and well-being of our communities, come to life.”

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