EVERGREEN PARK OUTDOOR THEATRE
Evergreen Park is the home of the only permanent outdoor movie screen in the Peace Country.
Created by an organization called Grande Sunset Theatre Inc., the 40-foot-wide screen is located at the north end of the TARA Centre Parking Lot A at the Park.
It shows movies from June to October. Shows for 2022 begin June 3 and continue every second Friday starting June 10 until the end of October. Check out the show schedule at bottom.
The outdoor theatre is also available for private events. Lionel Robins, one of the founders of the Grande Sunset Theatre, says in order to create the Grande Sunset Theatre the massive screen had to be built so vehicles near and far in the parking lot could see the movie. Robins says the screen came together quickly.
“We got the screen built in six days from one of our other founding partners, Moe from GSL Construction. We have 14-foot screw panels, a full metal framework and a 40-foot diagonal screen - it was a massive project done in a week”.
The TARA Centre Parking Lot A is capable of holding over 500 vehicles. There are several portable washrooms on site during shows.
Grande Sunset Theatre is the first permanent outdoor movie theatre in Grande Prairie since the Wapiti Drive In Theatre, opened in 1953, closed in the early-1970s.
All proceeds raised at the theatre go towards local charities in the Grande Prairie region.
To purchase tickets from the Grande Sunset Theatre Facebook page click HERE.