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Drive-in movie season kicks off: Homeowners hope the summer will be less rainy than last year

Drive-in movie season kicks off: Homeowners hope the summer will be less rainy than last year

With spring upon us, many drive-in theaters will be open this weekend. After falling victim to a rainy summer last year, the owners hope the weather will improve this year.

“We already know that we have a great film program this summer which includes films such as He hates me 4, Upside down 2 And Deadpool Wolverine. We just have to hope for good weather!” Kevin Patenaude, co-owner of Ciné-Parc St-Hilaire, says on the line.

Last year, the county's drive-in theaters got their season off to a strong start, thanks in particular to the success of the family movie. great Mario brothers, released in early spring. But when summer came, Mother Nature came to spoil the party on several occasions.

“In July, we had three or four weekends of rain in a row. Obviously, these are not ideal conditions for us,” lamented Kevin Patenaude.

As last year, Ciné-Parc St-Hilaire was the first in the province to relaunch its activities, in mid-April. This weekend, it will be the turn of the Saint-Eustache and Orford theaters to reopen their doors. Chandler (in Gaspisse) and Belle Neag (in Laurentians) will follow later in May.

Drop for Ru


Image courtesy of Imena Films

To mark the start of the season, Ciné-Parc St-Hilaire will screen this Thursday, and for one evening only, the Quebecois film RuIn the presence of author Kim Thuy and director Charles Olivier Michaud.

The first 50 cars to arrive at the location once doors open (7pm) will receive a gift package including plain popcorn and a book. Ru And a poster for the feature film. the film My mother's mendirected by Anik Jain, will be screened next Ru.

Film buffs traveling to see this double bill in Quebec will also be able to enjoy improved viewing quality thanks to a new 4K projector that has just been installed at Ciné-Parc St-Hilaire for its main screen.

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“It's a very powerful laser projector,” explains Kevin Patenaude. We are the only ones in Canada who have something like this. It's a big investment but it's worth it. We presented Sand Dunes: Part Two On this screen during the opening weekend two weeks ago, we had regular customers telling us they couldn't believe the image quality.”