Aldergrove parents brought their children to the free movie in the park, hosted by ABA president Jodi Steeves, where they enjoyed popcorn, entertainment and a screening of an old classic The Neverending Story. (Sarah Grochowski photo).

PHOTOS: Aldergrove’s annual cinema under the stars

Enchanting event brings local businesses and families together at the park

Aldergrove Business Association (ABA) put together a fantastical set-up for a free movie for families to watch under the stars together on Saturday night.

The 1984 nostalgic film The Neverending Story aired as soon as it got dark, but not before parents and their children indulged in popcorn, candy, and pizza provided by local businesses.

Some families came with wagons hauling blankets and snacks. Others convoyed on bikes and cars to the Aldergrove Athletic Park’s Harry Hunt field.

READ MORE: Movie in the park returns with The Neverending Story

Children were adorned with whimsical facepaintings of fairies, Pokemon, tigers, and more, and entertained with live music and a cuddly petting zoo before the show got underway.

ABA president Jodi Steeves handed out all sorts of free candy for the sixth annual summer movie screening, including some to her nine-year-old son, Jordan.

Otter Co-op supplied the popcorn.

Other businesses that partnered with the ABA, Otter Co-op, Langley Township, and Aldergrove Credit Union to host the event were Aldergrove Mini Storage, Langley RCMP, Bob’s Bar ‘n’ Grill, and 24/7 Security.

The event was put on in hopes of “bringing the community together while building lasting memories with the family,” Steeves said.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Steeves’ husband Scott Byce, and nine-year-old son Jordan (below) played with their inflatable couch before the screening. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

Just Posted

Langley cannabis business hopes for boutique success

Start small and grow is the aim of Glen Valley Cannabis

Aldergrove swim club prepares safe return to the pool amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘We just wish they would invite us in on the dialogue,’ says Aldergrove Sea Monkeys representative

More than 200 remain homeless on Langley streets

The latest Metro Vancouver Homeless Count shows we have the third-highest homeless population

Highway 1 crash in Langley sends Vancouver man to hospital

Township firefighters extracted a 57-year-old man from his vehicle

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Four activists face charges linked to 2019 Abbotsford hog-farm protest

Mischief and break-and-enter charges laid for incidents on four separate days prior to the protest

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

‘Tiny home’ being built for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

Online campaign raises $59,000 for custom cargo trailer for Katie Hobson

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Most Read