Twin Rivers Rules, Regulations & Information

The Kamloops Film Society is excited to bring back the Twin Rivers Drive-In for 3 weekends/ 6 films. This year, the drive-in is located in a beautiful spot by the river on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc land about 10min/ 7km down Shuswap Road. With the easing of COVID restrictions and the new location, a number of rules have changed from previous years.

The following procedures have been put into place to safeguard your health.

Patrons found not complying with these guidelines will be issued a warning. Upon a second or continued infraction, they will be asked to leave and will no longer be welcomed back to the Twin Rivers Drive-In.

Please do not attend the Twin Rivers Drive-in if you:

  • Have any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • New or worsening cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • New muscle aches or headache
    • Sore throat
  • Are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19


There is absolutely no smoking or vaping allowed at this location. This is farmer’s field with a high risk of fire so no chances will be taken.


Tickets can be purchased in advance either online or during open hours at the Paramount Theatre.

Advance tickets stop being sold 2 hours before show time. At that point, tickets are only available gate – CASH ONLY.

Your ticket guarantees your entry, but not a specific spot.


844 Miner Road. About 10min/ 7km down Shuswap Road. This is a farm field in a beautiful spot by the river.

What time does the movie start?

Films will begin at dusk. See our Twin Rivers Drive-In page to see timings.

Does the movie play in the rain?

Yes. Rain, wind or shine the show will go on.

Can I get in after the show starts?

Gates will be open for admittance approximately 1 hour before the showing. You will not be able to enter once the film is playing. Though you may exit any time.

Can I bring my RV/Camper/Trailer?

Yes, however, you will be placed toward the back of the venue.

I have friends arriving later, can I save them the spot next to mine?

No, parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What about alcohol or cannabis?

It is illegal to operate a vehicle under the influence of any substance.

Alcohol cannot be consumed in a public place unless special licensing has been issued. As we do not have a liquor license, we ask you to please leave alcoholic substances at home.

Under the Cannabis Act of BC, the use of cannabis is prohibited at: playgrounds, sport fields, vehicles.


There will be a CASH ONLY concession on site serving all of your movie theatre favourites. See the menu HERE.

My car has daytime running lights, what should I do?

Most daytime running lights will turn off when your emergency brake has been engaged. Shut your vehicle off, set the emergency parking brake, then turn your vehicle back on. Please make sure you “test” your vehicle before the movie starts so that your lights do not come on if you need to start your vehicle during the movie. If your vehicle lights cannot be turned off, we will cover them with black garbage bags and duct tape. If you do not want this to happen, test them in advance.

Will there be washrooms available?

Yes, we have two porta-potties available on site.

Are my tickets refundable?

All tickets are non-refundable, however ticket upgrades to include more people will be allowed at the door – CASH ONLY.

What time do the gates open?

Gates will open 1 hour prior to the posted showtime. We will check you in by name, if you purchased online, or by seeing your physical ticket if you purchased from the Paramount Theatre.

Please note that there will be no admittance after the movie has started.

How many films play each night?

Just one film will be screening each night.


Staff and volunteers will direct you to a spot where you can park your vehicle. Due to the layout of the drive-in, bigger vehicles will have to be put further back.

Can I sit in a chair outside my vehicle?

Yes. You may sit beside your vehicle to view the film. However, there are thistles on the ground so we do not recommend sitting on a blanket or on the ground.

Can I park backwards?

Yes, you can pull in backwards and sit in the back of your vehicle.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes. However, though we are outside, it is not the staff’s responsibility to clean up after your pet. Please keep your pet in your vehicle for the duration of your time at the drive-in. If your pet creates an issue, you may be asked to leave with no refund.

Will leaving the radio on kill my battery? If so, what should I do?

Leaving your radio on should not kill your battery. Most cars have an auxiliary mode that will allow the radio to run and draw very little power from the battery. Simply turn off your vehicle, leave your key in the ignition and turn the key back towards you.

If your battery is dead, we will have jumper cables onsite.

Questions and Concerns Contact:

Kamloops Film Society
Phone: 236-425-3456