INDEPENDENT FILMS: Kathy Kay

Victoria Film Festival director Kathy Kay tells us about this summer's Free B Film Fest

Do you remember the drive-in? Or does the concept of sitting under the stars to watch a movie on the big screen just puzzle you? Only three drive-in theatres remain in all of B.C., and the last one in Victoria closed in 1979, so generations of filmgoers have missed out on this fun concept.

But the outdoor movie experience is not entirely lost in our city, just downsized – though the Free B Film Festival draws as many as 2,000 people on a balmy night. And this year might top that, as the opening film – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure – will be shown on a large inflatable screen on the Legislature lawn on Aug. 1. The Free B then moves to its usual location, Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park, for its lineup on Fridays and Saturdays through August. The last Free B event of the month moves out to Broadmead Village (Aug. 23) for a screening of the 1939, made-in-Victoria film Death Goes North.

Esquimalt has also recently taken it outside, and hosts its own Outdoor Movie Series every other Friday, showing contemporary films like Gravity and Brave.

 

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