WIFF's drive-in event draws College support | St. Clair College
St. Clair College is one of several sponsors to support the event, along with the University of Windsor.
WIFF director Vincent Georgie and St. Clair President Patti France promote WIFF's drive-in event Under the Stars.

Grab your popcorn and head to the waterfront starting Aug. 28, when the Windsor International Film Festival kicks off two weeks of drive-in movies “under the stars.”

St. Clair College is one of several sponsors to support the event, along with the University of Windsor.

"Like all of our friends and neighbours throughout Windsor and Essex County, St. Clair's students and staff look forward to WIFF's slate of entertaining and thought-provoking films, and the college is proud to again play a part as a supporter," President Patti France said.

France said St. Clair’s programs in Animation, Music Theatre Performance and Graphic Design makes the sponsorship a perfect fit. "If St. Clair's long-standing sponsorship of WIFF is surprising to anyone, it really shouldn't be," said St. Clair College President Patti France.

"Remember, the phrase 'College of Applied Arts' is part of our official title."

"Aside from that, we know that our students, staff and the community we serve are movie fans, so of course we're committed to WIFF," France said.

Vincent Georgie, WIFF's Executive Director and Chief Programmer, praised the college and the university for partnering on the first-time drive-in event, which came together after WIFF was forced to cancel the annual film festival because of COVID-19.

"With such a challenging summer for the community, I think the fact St. Clair College and the University of Windsor came together so quickly, and said we want to do something fantastic in Windsor, we want the community to benefit, and our students, faculty and staff, it really does say a lot."

The programming starts Friday, Aug. 28 and runs through to Saturday, Sept. 12. There are nightly double features and family films during the day. WIFF has also invested in a "giant LED wall," Georgie said, "so it’s going to be beautiful to look at and sunlight isn’t going to matter so much."

The movies will be shown at Windsor’s Festival Plaza on the waterfront. Each car will receive a radio transmitter, or moviegoers can choose to use their own car radio or an app through their smart devices.

Tickets are $40 per car.

WIFF director Vincent Georgie and St. Clair President Patti France have some fun promoting the drive-in event Under the Stars.