Reel Out Films Drive in Movie Night – Fernie Pride Festival
Reel Out! – A Drive-In Movie Night
Fernie Alpine Resort is proud to support The Elk Valley Pride Festival on Reel Out! — a Drive-In Movie Night! This event is limited to 50 vehicles max and no food or beverages will be available for purchase at this event. Only standard sized vehicles allowed — no RV’s, campers, motorhomes, etc. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages!
$25 per vehicle – Book your ticket now, limited to 50 vehicles!
The nitty-gritty details:
Gates open at 6:45 pm!
Upon arrival at Parking Lot 2, you will be directed where to park. Please follow parking lot attendant directions as vehicles are spaced intentionally. When exiting after the movie, please follow the parking lot attendant directions as we want to ensure a safe and speedy exit for all.
Movie attendees MUST remain in their vehicle unless using the restroom. Portapotties and a handwashing station will be available. Please respect pandemic precautions and practice physical distancing while in line to access facilities.
You MUST bring a paper copy of your ticket and provide it upon arrival at the event when asked. The movie will be projected on a 4-story screen so no worries about not being able to see! Also, the sound will be transmitted via FM transmission so make sure your radio works!
To see our complete COVID-19 Safety Plan for Reel Out Drive-In Movie Night (subject to change), Click Here.
The fun stuff:
We will be filming PRIDE, a Golden Globe nominee, winner of multiple BAFTA awards, and a Cannes award winner among multiple other accolades. Pride is set in Britain in 1984, a country on the brink of social and cultural shifts. As a war raged on between the Thatcher government and the mining unions, hair was getting bigger, fashion more vibrant and music more electronic. Meanwhile, activism for LGBT rights continued to grow as London’s queer community staged regular demonstrations to raise awareness.
Among the many visionary young people trying to provoke positive change is Mark, the spirited leader of a small group of gay rights activists. When he notices the similarities between the treatment of the gay community and the striking miners by government and law enforcement, he is compelled to help. Mark convinces his reluctant friends to form the LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners); unsure if the mining community will be accepting of their support in the first place.
Determined to spread the message that no group struggling with prejudice and oppression should draw greater awareness over the other, he and his misfit friends form an unprecedented alliance with a small, Welsh mining community. What unfolds next surprises both groups as otherwise unlikely friendships are formed and misconceptions are made invisible – among most. Pride is a timely true story and welcome reminder that putting differences aside in the spirit of tolerance and peace is just as important today as it was in ’84.