DRIVE-IN cinema event is set to make its way to Invercargill following a push from a former Invercargill City Council youth councillor.
Hayden Scott-chambers said, earlier this month he saw a social media post advertising the ASB Night Flicks Outdoor Cinema event, which would be touring the country.
After recognising it would provide Invercargill families with an opportunity to come together safely, he asked for the tour to come to Southland, he said.
“I did a callout for it to come to Invercargill and it got over 30 votes and lots of people were commenting [in support].”
The request got the attention of organisers and, two weeks later, Invercargill joined the list. While no date had been confirmed, the ASB Night Flicks Outdoor Cinema would be held this year.
Mr Scott-chambers said he was looking forward to the community event after attending a drive-in cinema event at Queens Park, in Invercargill, when he was 9 years old.
“I don’t remember much about it but it was really good.
“With Reading Cinemas being closed and the CBD redevelopment blocking off a lot of the city, there’s not a lot for families to do.”
He hoped it would inspire other community organisations to create drive-in cinemas for fundraising purposes.
“If it’s affordable for families, why not make it a yearly thing?”
With high hopes for the event, it would be a great way to bring the community together again now regulations around gatherings had eased, he said.