Movie night provides cheap entertainment

Anyone who has five bucks burning a hole in their pocket may want to check out the latest movie night in Rimbey

Anyone who has five bucks burning a hole in their pocket may want to check out the latest movie night in Rimbey.

For $5, moviegoers can watch a pre-released movie, not yet out on video, at the community centre.

Recreation director Rick Kreklewich said movie night in Rimbey began in June with the showing of Mission Impossible 4. In July, the movie Dark Shadows was shown.

He said the idea has caught on slowly with 28 people attending the July movie.

On Aug. 15, the movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, staring Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Mathew Morrison, Cameron Diaz and J. Todd Smith will be shown.

The lighthearted comedy looks at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and finally realizing the universal truth that life is what happens when you make other plans.

Kreklewich encourages the public to take advantage of the movie night, noting the only costs involved are for pop and popcorn.

“It’s a very inexpensive night out,” he said.

The movie night is made possible through the town’s recreation department and also due to the generosity of Rimbey TV who donated a projector and lent out a Blue Ray player.

The Rimbey Library shows movies every Thursday night throughout the summer and on the first Thursday of every month during the rest of the year.

Movies at the library are free, but there is a $2 fee for pop and popcorn.