This year the Town of Ponoka is showing <em>“The Lion King”</em> during their drive-in movie night on June 30. (Walt Disney Pictures)

This year the Town of Ponoka is showing “The Lion King” during their drive-in movie night on June 30. (Walt Disney Pictures)

Town of Ponoka hosting free drive-in movie June 30

Town of Ponoka is showing “The Lion King”

The Town of Ponoka will host a free drive-in movie event on Wednesday, June 30 at the Ponoka Arena Complex. Citizens are invited to come park, bring snacks and enjoy Disney’s live action movie ‘The Lion King’ from the comfort of their vehicles.

“We are excited to host another fun drive-in movie event that our citizens can enjoy while still following COVID-related restrictions during the pandemic,” said Andrew Jones, Town of Ponoka manager of parks, recreation and facilities.

He noted the town hosted a drive-in movie last September that was a huge success.

“We received a lot of positive feedback from the families who attended that event, so we are looking forward to welcoming citizens back for this next drive-in movie on June 30,” said Jones.

First come, first serve

The parking lot will be open to vehicles starting at 9 p.m. The movie starts at 10 p.m. The parking lot can accommodate up to 200 vehicles and parking spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Town staff and volunteers will be on site to help direct vehicles into parking spots.

In keeping with provincial public health requirements and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, washrooms will not be available at the arena complex. Those attending the event are asked to use washroom facilities at home before they arrive and remain in their vehicles at the event.

– Submitted by the Town of Ponoka

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