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Drive-in movie theatres – do they make you nostalgic? The pandemic has brought something back from the past this summer and that’s drive-in theatres. If you’re thinking of heading to one, we’ve got some tips for you.

  1. Book your spot. Many drive-in theatres recommend that you make a reservation online prior to arriving. This will ensure that you have a spot as theatres will have limited capacity to comply with the current health guidelines.
  2. Once you get there, follow the instructions given by the drive-in theatre. Each theatre has different safety rules and it’s important that you follow them carefully (stay in your vehicle, parking at least 6 feet apart from each other etc).
  3. Bring your own food. Some drive-in theatres may have a concession stand with limited options but if the theatre allows, have fun picking and bringing some of your favourite movie snacks!
  4. Bring your own safety kit such as hand sanitizers or masks in case you need to use their washroom or an ATM machine.
  5. As always, if you’re feeling sick, stay at home!

To find out if a film is appropriate for your family, look up its rating and advisory on our website.

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Where do we fit in?

Yes, we are a provincial regulator. We are responsible for some very specific transactions in BC. We aren’t experts on COVID-19. We won’t – and shouldn’t – ever give medical or legal advice. But we are in a unique circumstance right now and we want to help people navigate the current reality. We don’t have all the answers, but we will do our best to share information from reliable sources, put it in ways that are easy to digest and understand, provide referrals and help you navigate this situation.

About Consumer Protection BC:

We are responsible for regulating specific industries and certain consumer transactions in British Columbia. If your concern is captured under the laws we enforce, we will use the tools at our disposal to assist you. If we can’t help you directly, we will be happy to provide you with as much information as possible. Depending on your concern, another organization may be the ones to speak to; other times, court or legal assistance may be the best option. Explore our website at