The Town of East Gwillimbury is hosting a viewing party for Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the local Stardust Drive-In on Thursday.
The town broadcast the game at the drive-in for Game 5 on Monday, which attracted over 600 vehicles and 2,000 people, according to Rhonda Pogue, East Gwillimbury’s recreation, community engagement and events manager.
“We wanted something different and a different experience,” Pogue said. “It’s a good experience for everybody to get together, rain or shine. We don’t have to move indoors because they’re in their vehicles.”
The town has partnered with the drive-in and Premier Theatres.
Entry for the event is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The venue will open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and concession stands will also be open for event attendees.
“I remember going there growing up. My parents went there growing up. A lot of our community has been there,” Pogue said of the drive-in.
“I think this is just a great venue for bringing the community together.”
As of right now, a viewing party for Game 7 — if needed — has not yet been scheduled at the East Gwillimbury drive-in.
“We are taking each event as they come. We’re trying not to think too far in advance,” Pogue said.
The game will be broadcast on two of the drive-in’s three screens on Thursday.