Lunafliks: Whistler's Fresh Air Films
Enjoy outdoor films under the stars every other Wednesday in July and August at Lost Lake Park. Moonlit feature films are preceded by lakeside entertainment: Sunset BBQ, DJs, popcorn and PechaKucha Mini presentations.
Gates open at 8:30, films begin at sundown (approx. 9:30PM). Entry is $7, or $5 with a LUNA card.
LUNA selects emerging DJs and musicians to play ambient music for the masses. Many of these DJs have gone on to hold their own nights at local clubs.
The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium will fire up their barbeque to offer a veggie or meat item from the grill with drink for $5, along with sweet treats for sale. This group is part of the worldwide network of Rotary International, a humanitarian service organization that has made polio eradication its top philanthropic goal. Every purchase at the BBQ station helps to raise funds for their End Polio Now project.
Don’t miss the Jiffy Pop station, where you get to pop your own popcorn in a self-contained popping pan. So much fun and just $3. Thanks to Nesters Market for sponsoring the popcorn.
LUNA has partnered with PechaKucha Whistler to bring this hot 20 X 20 show outdoors in July and August. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for ‘chit‐chat’, PechaKucha is a mix of show‐and‐tell and open mic night, using a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 images for 20 seconds. It is now taking place in just under 400 cities around the world. Lunafliks PechaKucha mini will feature two presenters per night, with local people chit-chatting, enlightening and inspiring.
Lunafliks features edgier films, most of them independent and not previously screened in Whistler. Over the past eight years features like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Donnie Darko, Run Lola Run, City of God, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, This is England, Paprika, Shambhala the Movie and Sin Nombre have adorned the giant Lunafliks screen to the magnificent Sharp’s Audio-Visual sound system.
What to bring & weather
Audiences should bring $7 entry, a blanket (or chair) and warm layers, and make offerings to the sun gods as Lunafliks runs if weather permits.
Smoking and alcohol are not permitted at Lost Lake Park.
Weather updates will be available the afternoon of the event on the LUNA hotline 604 966 4800. Film details are listed at www.lunafliks.com and everyone is invited to join our communities at facebook.com/LUNA.Whistler and Twitter @LUNA_Events.
LUNA members receive a $2 discount when they show their LUNA Card. Don't have one yet? If you're 18-35, pick one up for $5 at Whistler's Foto Source (until Wednesday, August 3, 2011).
Transportation is not provided to the film . Take the WAVE bus (#6 Upper Village Shuttle/Benchlands Loop - free service) at 8:34PM or 9:09PM from the gondolas and get off at Lost Lake Lodge. It's a short walk to Lost Lake Park. The same bus returns to the gondolas every half hour after the film.
On Wednesday, August 17 there will be a free shuttle after the film, provided by Ziptrek Ecotours.
On Wednesday, August 31 there will be a free shuttle after the film, provided by Arbutus Routes.
The shuttles will make post-film trips from the Lost Lake parking lot to the gondolas in continuous loops. Make sure to thank the drivers for the ride!
Rent our GIANT inflatable movie screen
Outdoor movie? Dance party? Drive-in? Concert visuals? Projecting art? Our 32’ X 27’ Inflatable Movie Screen is available to rent for your events.
Call 604 935 8372 for pricing and availability. Discounts are available for charitable organizations.