Bradford West Gwillimbury’s outdoor movie night has been hugely popular.
Families and movie-lovers bring their lawn chairs and blankets to the west lawn of the library, enjoy snacks and games, and settle in to watch flicks that have included the Disney classic, Lady and the Tramp, and the new Peter Rabbit.
But sometimes, Mother Nature just doesn’t co-operate.
Thursday night’s movie was the acclaimed animated film, Coco – and to make the evening even more exciting, Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire & Emergency Services were out in full force.
Kids (and adults) could check out the fire trucks, learn more about fire safety, jump in a fire truck-shaped “bouncer”, and even use a real fire hose to put out mock flames in a pretend ‘burning house.’
Not all the water came from the hose. Storm clouds blew in even as people started arriving for the evening show, and heavy rain and high winds eventually drove the outdoor movie indoors.
The film was screened inside the library for a crowd of about 35 people, who braved the weather and stayed for the movie, said Bethany Kuboniwa, BWG Leisure Events & Marketing Co-ordinator.
Outdoor Movie night is sponsored by Summerlyn Dental. The next night is Aug. 23, with a screening of A Wrinkle in Time. Activities, including balloon twisting and live music by Russ Clayton, start at 8 p.m. on the west lawn of the library, 425 Holland St. West. The movie will be shown at dusk – under the stars, if Mother Nature co-operates.