It’s show time! Interac and Metro bring free drive-in movie nights back to Ontario

Metro Retro Drive-In, presented by Interac, will make 20 stops across the province of Ontario for an evening of favorite movies and live musical entertainment

TORONTO, May 17, 2022 /CNW/ – Back by popular demand, Interac Corp. today announced the highly anticipated event series of the season – the second Metro Retro Drive-In presented by Interac. Free movie nights are popping up in subway parking lots from May to September, giving Ontarians the chance to see a throwback movie, supporting local businesses through InLifeMT Marketplace and attend a MusicLife pre-show, while helping local causes.

Last year, Metro Retro Drive-In brought together more than 6,500 Canadians to enjoy a range of movie classics. Participants shopped locally to support 80 small businesses, while making thousands in charitable donations. This year, Metro and Interac are looking to deepen their relationship with local communities by inviting a variety of musicians to perform onsite and will match community charitable donations up to $150,000.1

“The past two years have highlighted the importance of unity, community and helping each other. The Metro Retro Drive-In, presented by Interac, ticks all of those boxes, allowing us to come together safely with family and friends while enjoying some favorite movies,” mentioned Daria HillAssociate Vice President, Corporate Communications and Sponsorships, Interac Corp. “We are proud to partner again with Metro to help Canadians get more out of life this summer, while helping local businesses and artists reconnect with their customers and audiences.”

Moviegoers have the chance to support a variety of unique and local vendors at InLifeMT Marketplace, showcasing several small creative businesses. Participants will have the opportunity to donate to local community causes to benefit local residents using payment options like Interac Debit contactless payments, facilitated by tiptap.

“Like from Ontario community grocer, this drive-in film series was born out of all the moments we missed celebrating with our local communities,” said Candice WoodsChief Marketing Officer at Metro Ontario Inc. “We are proud to work with local producers, artists and community partners who help bring our purpose to fruition, nurturing the health and well-being of our communities.”

New this year, moviegoers will be treated to a live MusicLife pre-show, featuring a diverse cast of talented artists. GTA performers include R&B singer thehonestguy, the sweet sounds of Levyi-Alexander J. Love and soul artist Zenesoul.

“Being able to get back to playing in the community is just amazing. It’s one thing to create music, it’s another to share it in an environment filled with love,” said Zenesoul, of Brampton, Ont.. “Interac gives me this opportunity to do what I’m passionate about, and I look forward to performing in front of audiences across Ontario.”

Ontarians interested in participating in the Metro Retro Drive-In can register online. Free tickets will be released weekly on a first-come, first-served basis. The tour will stop at places such as Etobicoke, Pickering, Whitby, Mississauga, hamilton, London, Barrie, new market, Peterborough, Ottawaand more.

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Metro and Interac will match donations up to $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.

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