Pack up the fam (or bubble) and head on out — it’s drive-in time.
Celebrating its 18th year, the Calgary Underground Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its secondary Drive In event, which will take place June 3 to 5 at the Crossroads Market.
“Summer screenings and showcasing films outside the cinema is something that CUFF has done for many years, with events such as bike-in cinema, rooftop film nights, and our 2020 drive-in,” CUFF Lead Programmer Brennan Tilley said in a release. “This year we are back with a highly anticipated horror film, a hilarious comedy that is as funny as it is timely, and a double bill from a legendary filmmaker.”
Joining the previously announced, eagerly anticipated horror film Spiral: From the Book of Saw, which screens June 3 at 10 p.m., are: directors Mallory Everton and Stephen Meek’s film Recovery on June 4 at 10 p.m., which is a comedy about “two directionless sisters (who) brave a cross-country road trip to rescue their grandmother from a COVID outbreak at her nursing home”; and, on June 5 at 10 p.m., the George A Romero double bill featuring a new new 4K digital restoration of his “long-lost” 1973 film The Amusement Park and, of course, his seminal zombie classic Night of the Living Dead.
Tickets for the shows are available on in advance and are on sale now at a cost of $35 per car (the Romero evening is two films for the price of one). COVID regulations, in accordance with AHS rules, will be in effect, including curbside concession only and the need for everyone to stay in their vehicles.
“I hope our drive-in audiences give us enthusiastic horn honks. We program films that are enhanced by the collective experience and for now drive-ins are as close as we can get to watching flicks together,” said Tilley.
For tickets and more information — including all of the rules, COID and other — please go to the CUFF website.