English community feeling disappointed with drive-in schedule

English community feeling disappointed with drive-in schedule
(Photo : Record Archives/Gordon Lambie)

By Gordon Lambie

Since opening up the gates and announcing its summer programming two weeks ago, the Cine-parc Orford has been facing criticism over its decision to schedule English films only three nights a week, on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.
“Going to the Cine-parc in Orford is one of our most anticipated summer activities,” said Kirby Young, who was one of several English-speaking Townshippers to share criticism of the scheduling decision on the business’s Facebook page. “As a family, we would pick up takeout on the way and eat it there on the picnic tables while the kids played on the playground as we waited for dark for the movie to start. Then we all piled in the car in our pajamas and took bets on how long until the kids fell asleep. I do not think we ever made it to the second movie, but that was not the point. It was some good quality, old-fashioned family time, and we loved it.”

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