Look up, way up…
While all eyes are on Toronto tonight as the big name stars slowly trickle into town for another installment of TIFF – well all of them except Tea Leoni who cancelled her appearance last minute to mostly likely look after her “ailing” husband – Vancouverites should really readjust their gaze and look up, way up, all the way up to the roof of a certain parking garage in Gastown. Why, you ask? Well the newly founded Urban Arts Society will be taking over the Water Street parkade tonight (and additional dates: September 10 & 17) and converting the sky-high parking lot into a drive-in movie theater.
All the movies that will be shown are Vancouver-shot films in accordance with the event’s themes. “The inspiration for the series Vancouver Stars as Itself really comes from the site itself,” said the society’s cofounder, Peeroj Thakre, in an article in The Vancouver Courier. Adding, “The site has classic views of Vancouver–mountains, water, the downtown towers, and that really spawned the idea of showing Vancouver as itself.”
Tonight’s film is Hard Core Logo
Gates open at 7:30 and film is at 8:30. Any other info you might need is at EasyPark Drive-In
It looks like a great way to say goodbye to the last days of summer and also a wonderful way to get to acquainted with HCL’s Canadian director, Bruce McDonald – word has it he’ll be at the Irish Heather afterwards for those of you looking to do a bit of networking.