I love the movies in Memorial Park – but this is a whole extra layer of cool to add to a free movie downtown.
The big, boring surface parking lot behind the MTS Centre – and in the middle of SHED – is going to become an urban drive-in for 4 Saturdays next month, where you can drive, bus, bike, or walk in. Until it becomes the So/Po Square development that’s planned, THAT’S a use for a surface lot I can get on board with.
The movie lineup looks pretty sweet too – the theme is movies with great villains.
- August 9 – The Dark Knight Rises (Heath Ledger as the Joker = amazing)
- August 16 – Zoolander (with Will Ferrell as Mugatu)
- August 23 – The Avengers (Tom Hiddleston as Loki….might be my fave villain of the past few years)
- August 30 – Either The Matrix (Agent Smith) or Terminator 2: Judgment Day (the crazy-melting-metal guy) – you get to vote!
Other important details:
Movies start at sundown, the parking lot opens at 7:30PM.
If you want to vote or book a spot for your car (which is HIGHLY recommended) – go to shedwinnipeg.com or downtownwinnipegbiz.com . Walking/biking/taking the bus/unicycling in is all free (just bring your own chair) and it’s $10 per car to reserve a spot.
If you want free movies in the park, there’s also more info on this year’s Movies on Memorial lineup at downtownwinnipegbiz.com