Movie Night Brings Shelburne Families Together Under The Stars
By Wendy Gabrek
On Saturday, August 12th, Trillium Ford Shelburne hosted a free outdoor movie for the community.
The event drew more than 100 guests, who came to watch the iconic Steven Spielberg film, E.T. The Extraterrestrial, digitally remastered from its original version, as first released in 1982, on a 24’ inflatable screen.
“We chose to show E.T. because it’s one of the best family films ever made,” said Wendy Gabrek, Marketing Manager at Trillium Ford. “Many of us (adults) can remember seeing this movie for the first time with our parents, and we felt it was a great film to show outdoors.”
In addition to the movie, Trillium’s guests were treated to popcorn, marshmallows, pop and juice.
Community partners also contributed to the event by donating water (Ice River Springs), coffee (Tim Horton’s Shelburne), candy, and their time in-kind (Shelburne Home Hardware & Building Centre and The Lori Go-Round food truck).
“Thank you to everyone who came out to the first annual Trillium Ford Free Family Movie Night,” said Len Rice, General manager, Trillium Ford Shelburne. “Everything was perfect – from the weather to the company. We will definitely be hosting this event again!” Above (LtoR) Braedon Gabrek, Wendy Gabrek, Lexy Rice, and Ed Drew.
If you missed the first movie, Trillium Ford Alliston, the dealership’s sister store, will be showing the Disney Pixar film, ‘Inside Out’, this coming Saturday, August 19th, at the Riverdale Park Band Shell in Alliston. This family friendly movie touches on mental health, with a positive outcome. Once again, everything is free of charge, including the popcorn and drinks. Movie starts at dusk, so plan to arrive at 7:30 p.m.
The above article and photos below generously provided by Wendy Gabrek.