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Tilbury’s Drive-in Movie Theatre Closed Indefinitely

Saturday June 1st, 2013, 10:00am


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The future is uncertain for Stevie Rae’s South Western Drive-In Theater in Tilbury.

The popular venue, which opened to much fanfare on July 20th 2012 has announced that they will not be reopening for the 2013 season.

In a post made to their Facebook group, the theatre owners say:

I’d like to start this note by apologizing to all our eager followers for not replying to your posts this week. Up until this past Saturday, we have been working on the re-opening of the drive-in despite many obstacles that have presented themselves since last season.

I received very unsettling news this past Sat that is inevitably going to put a stop to this project. I cannot express how sorry we are that we are not able to re-open. We have put our heart and souls into this, and would like to THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your continued support. You all deserve an explanation, and it is unfortunate that I am not able to go into detail at this time regarding the internal company conflicts that have resulted in the closing of the operation.

I regret that I am going to have to remove the social media associated with the drive-in until the issues are resolved. THANK YOU AGAIN so much for all your support, I am so sorry we are not able to continue.

The drive-in, located on Richardson Side Road in Tilbury (Chatham-Kent), featured space for 178 vehicles positioned in front of a 60×40 foot movie screen. The new drive-in also featured a way to hear the movie’s sound transmitted through a car’s FM radio.

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