Why can’t I purchase tickets?
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the BIG ART DRIVE-IN is postponed to 2024.
Rest assured; we will be back next year with a program that expresses the true creativity of all involved, and something for all Calgarians to be proud of.
See you at the DRIVE-IN in 2024!
Are there COVID-19 restrictions in place?
We are following all current AHS recommendations for venues of this nature, we take the health and safety of our staff and moviegoers very seriously. Please consult the list of rules & regulations which can be found here.
What time can we arrive for our selected showing?
3:00pm showing – doors open at 2:00pm
6:00pm showing – doors open at 5:00pm 9:00pm showing – doors open at 8:00pm
Can I bring a lawn chair, or get out of my car to watch the film?
Yes…but. With restrictions lifted, we now permit our guests to view the show from outside of their vehicles. We even have a patio area to support the use of public transport, pedal power and the shoelace express.
Please do not bring more than simple, folding, temporary seating. Anything more than that will hinder your neighbours’ experience. Remember, simple is best.
Do I have to wear a mask outside of my car?
No. We do not require masks anywhere on site at this time. Please check back regularly for more information.
Can we sit in the bed of our truck or the back of our van?
Yes. If you would like to back your vehicle into place, please drive carefully and let our parking staff know ahead of time.
Will I be able to see the screen from anywhere in the venue?
Yes. our nearly 40 foot screen can be seen clearly from any of the parking stalls However, based on the size of your vehicle you may be placed in a specific area to improve the viewing experience of all moviegoers. 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?
We are open every day from August 11th to 21st with the exception of private events. Consult the tickets section for show times and other hours of operation information
What time do movies start?
Please check each movie event for specific gate times and movie times. Typically films start at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm from. All events can be found in the tickets section
Can we pick a stall?
Staff 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. Please dress appropriately for the weather. No refunds will be issued in case of rain.
Can we walk or ride our bikes to the movie?
YES! We , we encourage you to walk, run, ride your bike, take public transport or a ride share service. Check back regularly for more information on our “patio” section.
How do you get sound for the movie?
The movie audio will be transmitted by FM radio directly to your car. Typically, we use 94.3FM but the exact station will be displayed on the screens before the start of the movie, and given to you upon arrival. If you purchase “patio” tickets, small speakers will be used at the front of the stage.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
You can buy your tickets from our online platform at any point from a mobile device up until the film has completed. So, just buy your ticket before you hit the gate, and you’re good.
What about the guys in the trunk?
They don’t have to pay as long as they stay in the trunk…with the lid closed all night. But seriously, nobody in the trunk please.
What if my car battery dies?
Just ask an usher and we will give you a boost.
Can we bring our pets?
At this point in time we are not allowing pets based on the rules in place at the venue. Please check back for more updates as we get closer to show time.
Can we bring snacks?
Yes, feel free to bring your own snacks BUT we ask that you support SAIT by purchasing food and beverage items from the onsite concession. You can order items in advance through the online ticketing platform or there will be a concession’s link you can access during the show to receive food to your car. You order will be delivered to your vehicle shortly after. Check back regularly for links to our food and beverage vendors.
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! There will be a concession’s link you can access during the show to receive food to your car. We will also have walk-up service during specific showtimes. Check your ticket info for more details.
Are there washrooms?
Yes, but they are limited and temporary.
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. Leave it at home. Driving while under the influence is illegal. Some special events may include designated alcohol and cannabis consumption zones. Check the details of each special event.
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