DRIVE-IN at Spark

The DRIVE-IN at Spark

Nostalgic classics or the new school cool...

Experience a true classic drive-in this summer, safely. Experience a classic summertime entertainment in partnership with B!G ART at Spark. All ages welcome!

Stop and smell the popcorn, call up your favourite movie lovers!

Admission

Single Movie

Spark members:

$29.00 - $34.00 per vehicle (max 5 passengers)

General public:
$35.00 - $40.00 per vehicle (max 5 passengers)

B!G CINEMA special feature event nights

Spark members:

$50.00 per vehicle (max 5 passengers)

General public:

$60.00 per vehicle (max 5 passengers)

  • Fri, Aug 7 at 6PM & 9PM

Harry Potter Night!

POTTER NIGHT! Join Spark and magic-minded friends for a night at the drive-in complete with REAL poofs and puffs exploding from atop a massive outdoor LED screen. The night will kick off with LIVE Wizardry Trivia.

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  • Sat, Aug 8 at 6PM

Beetlejuice

It's SHOWTIME! Bask in the glow of massive LED screens and delight at the creepy crawly awesome-ness of Beetlejuice then say it three times ;)

Rating: PG (recommended 13+)

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  • Sat, Aug 8 at 9PM

Wonder Woman

Ever wonder what it's like to have super powers? Chances are you do! Discover your powers. Discovery your destiny.

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  • Sun, Aug 9 at 9PM

Jurrassic Park

In the land of the Albertasaurus, Spark’s lot is a fitting place to park your own Jurassic JEEP (or any vehicle for that matter) and visit with dinos on the big screen. Keep an eye on that water in your cupholder…

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  • Sun, Aug 9 at 6PM

E.T.

The most out-of-this-world movie of all time is coming to Spark! E.T is a tale of unlikely friendship and invites all of us to open up our hearts and minds to all that’s possible in this expansive universe we call home.

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  • Tues, Aug 11 at 6PM

How to Train Your Dragon

Tossed into dragon-fighting school, Hiccup endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.

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  • Thurs, Aug 13 at 6:00 PM

The Goonies

Heeey you guys! What's better than stumbling into action and adventure with your best pals? Grab your best-est childhood pals or siblings and stock up on the candies and popcorn and let's seach for pirate treasure ... 80s style.

Rating: PG (recommended 10+)

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  • Thurs, Aug 13 at 9:00 PM

Gremlins

Basically a PSA for "DON'T add water" to your adorable Mogwai. Terifyingly awesome and kitschy. Gremlins should spawn (get it?) a memorable night at the DRIVE IN.

Rating: PG (recommended 12+)

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  • Fri, Aug 14 at 6PM

B!G CINEMA special feature: MAD MAX: Fury Road

Real EXPLOSIONS and DIRT BIKES will surround you. A movie experience that'll blow your mind. As the film plays on the big screen, prepare to stay strapped into your seatbelt as wild action brings the parking lot to life around you.

Rating: R

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  • Fri, Aug 14 at 9PM

B!G CINEMA special feature: MAD MAX: Fury Road

Real EXPLOSIONS and DIRT BIKES will surround you. A movie experience that'll blow your mind. As the film plays on the big screen, prepare to stay strapped into your seatbelt as wild action brings the parking lot to life around you.

Rating: R

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  • Sat, Aug 15 at 6PM

Men in Black

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Rating: PG

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  • Sat, Aug 15 at 9PM

Ghostbusters

Pull up and dig into the popcorn for this classic 80s paranormal comedy!

As always, expect some augmentations for this night. We can't say what yet, but very soon.

Rating: PG (recommended for 13+)

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  • Sun, Aug 16 at 6PM

E.T.

The most out-of-this-world movie of all time is coming to Spark! E.T is a tale of unlikely friendship and invites all of us to open up our hearts and minds to all that’s possible in this expansive universe we call home.

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  • Sun, Aug 16 at 9PM

Jurassic Park

In the land of the Albertasaurus, Spark’s lot is a fitting place to park your own Jurassic JEEP (or any vehicle for that matter) and visit with dinos on the big screen. Keep an eye on that water in your cupholder …

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  • Tues, Aug 18 at 6PM

The Karate Kid

Daniel quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself.

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  • Tues, Aug 18 at 9PM

Bridesmaids

Annie is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor.

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  • Wed, Aug 19 at 6PM

The Lego Batman Movie

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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  • Wed, Aug 19 at 9PM

Batman (1989)

Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman.

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  • Fri, Aug 21 at 6PM

Back to the Future

Hit the gas and let’s bed the space-time continuum! Pile into your own car, call it a Delorean, and buckle in for a ride with the most ultimate time travel movie.

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  • Sat, Aug 22 at 6PM

The Lego Movie

Emmet, an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special -- an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world.

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  • Sun, Aug 23 at 6PM

The Lorax

We're all ambassadors for our small blue planet - whether you're a human or a fuzzy orange Lorax. Bring your family for a night under the open sky to watch Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and learn some head-scratching science about our own beautiful planet Earth as part of the pre-show.

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  • Sun, Aug 23 at 9PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

There is an upcoming tournament with one participant selected from each school by the Goblet of Fire. When Harry's name is drawn, even though he is not eligible and is a fourth player, he must compete in the dangerous contest.

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  • Tues, Aug 25 at 9PM

Bladerunner

Deckard is forced by the police Boss to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth.

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  • Wed, Aug 26 at 9PM

Grease - Live Karaoke Special

Thanks to our friends at KISS production we have a special edition of The DRIVE-IN featuring you! After karaoke, sit back and bask in the power of music while watching Grease!

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  • Tues, Aug 25 at 6PM

Despicable Me

A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru hatches a plan to steal the moon.

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  • Thurs, Aug 27 at 6PM

Trolls World Tour

Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct.

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  • Fri, Aug 28 at 6PM

B!G CINEMA special feature: MAD MAX: Fury Road

Real EXPLOSIONS and DIRT BIKES will surround you. A movie experience that'll blow your mind. As the film plays on the big screen, prepare to stay strapped into your seatbelt as wild action brings the parking lot to life around you.

Rating: R

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  • Fri, Aug 28 at 9PM

B!G CINEMA special feature: MAD MAX: Fury Road

Real EXPLOSIONS and DIRT BIKES will surround you. A movie experience that'll blow your mind. As the film plays on the big screen, prepare to stay strapped into your seatbelt as wild action brings the parking lot to life around you.

Rating: R

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  • Sat, Aug 29 at 6PM

Shrek

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters.

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  • Sat, Aug 29 at 9PM

Spiderman Homecoming

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man.

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  • Sun, Aug 30 at 6PM

Minions

Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

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  • Sun, Aug 30 at 9PM

Transformers

The fate of humanity is at stake when two races of robots, the good Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, bring their war to Earth.

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SUPPORT LOCAL

Calgary Co-op’s new exclusive Cal & Gary’s Sparkling Water will be available for purchase on site.
If Glacier’s came in flavors: Watermelon, Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon, Mandarine and Natural

DRIVE-IN at Spark FAQs

    • What is the capacity for each showing?

      100 cars. As per Alberta Health Services regulations, all guests will be required to remain inside their vehicles.

    • Will tickets be sold onsite?

      Tickets will not be available onsite. Tickets can be purchased via Showpass up until the start time for each showing.

    • How will vehicles be placed in the lot?

      Stalls with be assigned at the ticket scanning point. Smaller cars will be in the front rows and large cars will be in the back at a first come first served basis.

    • Are passengers allowed to sit outside their vehicle for viewing?

      No. In compliance to AHS regulations, all passengers must stay inside their vehicle.

    • Are masks required?

      Masks are required when using the indoor washrooms. A limited number of disposable masks will be provided if visitors forget. Read more here.

    • Will there be intermission during the movies?

      Most movies will not have an intermission. All movies with intermission will be stated in the schedule.

    • Are there COVID-19 restrictions in place?

      Yes, we take the health and safety of our moviegoers very seriously. Please consult the list of rules & regulations that can be found on our website - https://bigartdrivein.com/#rules

    • Can I bring a lawn chair, sit on the roof or get out of my car?

      As per AHS guidelines, all patrons must remain in their vehicles at all times. The only exception will be for the use of the washroom, one at a time. Children must be accompanied by 1 adult.

    • Can we sit in the bed of our truck or the back of our van?

      In order to stay in adherence with current AHS rules and guidelines, all guests need to remain in their vehicles unless they are using the permanent washrooms. Meaning, as long as you are “in your vehicle”, you will be in compliance. AND, according to current rules and regulations open windows are acceptable. So, I’m sure your truck bed could be considered, “in your vehicle”. Keep in mind, the parking lot is very flat, so we will be parking larger vehicles near the back and asking all vehicles to do their best not to obstruct the view of other guests. So, if your open hatch/window is impeding another guest's view, we may ask you to close it.

    • Will I be able to see the screens from anywhere in the venue?

      The size, height and placement of screens are limited due to venue restrictions. We will do our best to create a magical experience, but please keep these limitations in mind when viewing all films.

    • What is my admission good for?

      Your admission is good for one vehicle with up to 5 people. In the case of families with small children exceeding 5, with the proper amount of seatbelts, we may make exceptions. However, management reserves the right to refuse admission.

    • When are you open?

      The DRIVE-IN is open weekly Tuesday – Sunday. Some days may be booked for private events. Consult the website for show times and other hours of operation information -https://www.bigartdrivein.com/#tickets

    • What time do movies start?

      Please check each movie event for specific gate times and movie times. Typically films start at 6pm and 9pm from Tuesday to Sunday. All events can be found- https://www.bigartdrivein.com/#tickets

    • Can we pick a stall?

      Ushers will guide you to your stall, on a first come, first serve basis. We suggest you arrive early. If you are in a larger vehicle you may be placed near the back of the venue.

    • Do you show films in the rain?

      Yes. The film will play rain or shine. No refunds will be issued in case of rain.

    • How can we see the movie from the back seat of a car?

      There are three large LED video screens so you will be able to see out the side windows. However, due to the nature of the parking lot, some sight lines are better than others depending on your vehicle.

    • Can we walk or ride our bikes to the movie?

      At this time, all guests must be in a vehicle. However, we are working on a solution for those choosing to take public transportation, bikes or other alternatives. Please watch the site for future updates

    • How do you get sound for the movie?

      The movie audio will be transmitted by FM radio directly to your car. The exact station will be displayed on the screens before the start of the movie, and given to you upon arrival.

    • Can I buy tickets at the door?

      No. All tickets need to be pre-purchased.

    • What if my car battery dies?

      Just ask an usher and we will give you a boost.

    • Can we bring our pets?

      No. Pets are not permitted at this event.

    • Can we bring snacks?

      Please support TELUS Spark by purchasing concession items on site. We will have snacks available for purchase prior to, and during, the movie through Showpass. However, we ask you to pre-order all of your food and beverage items before your show. Visit www.showpass/o/bigartdrivein to order.

      Alternatively, you can order on-site by flagging down one of our attendants wearing bright green vests, they will take your order. You pay on the spot by tapping your credit or debit card; we do not accept cash. Your order will be delivered to your vehicle shortly after.

    • How late is the concession open?

      The concessions will take orders until 8:00 PM on the early show and 10:00 PM on the late show.

    • Can we purchase food and beverages on site?

      Yes! Our on-site menu is here.

      You can order on-site by flagging down one of our attendants wearing bright green vests, they will take your order. You pay on the spot by tapping your credit or debit card; we do not accept cash. Your order will be delivered to your vehicle shortly after.

    • Are there washrooms?

      Guests are welcome to use the bathrooms inside TELUS Spark, accessed through the main doors, at any time throughout the show – masks are mandatory while inside the building. We ask that you avoid using the washrooms after each film, to avoid line ups and congestion in the building and parking lot.

    • Can I leave at any time?

      Unless it is an emergency, we ask that you please stay for the entire experience.

    • Can we bring our camper/RV?

      Due to the limitation of the parking lot, campers and RVs will not be permitted. Some exceptions may apply for smaller conversion vans. Management reserves the right to refuse entry of these vehicles. Keep in mind, you will be placed near the back of the venue in order to maintain sight lines for smaller vehicles.

    • Can I bring alcohol or cannabis?

      No. Please leave alcohol and cannabis at home.

    • I have friends arriving later. Can I reserve a spot next to mine for them?

      Every parking spot is first-come, first serve, and you will be placed by an usher. If you wish to park together, please arrive together. Keep in mind, we will place vehicles according to their size.

    • Can I leave my car running?

      Please refrain from running your vehicles unless absolutely necessary.

    • Can I get a refund?

      NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. In the event of show cancellation by management due to severe weather, mechanical breakdown or unforeseen circumstances prior to showtime, with less than 60 minutes of run time on a single feature, or during the first feature of a double feature, a full refund will be offered. Tickets are non-transferable and management reserves the right to refuse entry.

      All sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the showing gets cancelled.

    • Don’t see your question here?

      Please feel free to email us any of your questions at [email protected]

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