The Father at the Silver Screen Drive-in

July 8 9:30 to 11:10 pm

Don’t miss out on the heartbreaking, Oscar winning performance by Anthony Hopkins in “The Father” on Thursday July 8 at 9:30 pm.

In this beautiful Academy Award-winning screenplay, a man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Having scared off his caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when Anne, his daughter, tells him she's moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, Anthony's surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Why has his younger daughter stopped visiting? Who are the strangers that burst in on Anthony?

Led by stellar performances and artfully helmed by writer-director Florian Zeller, The Father presents a devastatingly empathetic portrayal of dementia.

“Deeply sympathetic but never patronising, The Father is a gentle-handed yet powerful film that forces us through Hopkins's extraordinary performance to have an albeit fleeting window into what living with dementia could be like.” - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, ABC Radio (Australia)

"The Father" provides sensitive, superbly compassionate insight into many things, including the fragility of dignity, the ghost prints left by grief and love, and the abiding mysteries of consciousness itself.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

98% on Rotten Tomatoes

Multiple award-winning film.

Director: Florian Zeller/ Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss

Genre: Drama / Length: 1h 37min / Rating: PG / Country: UK, France / Language: English

$12 per person. Limited capacity! Get your ticket at 250-368-9669 (Thursdays from 10am to 4 pm), or online at!

Remember, get there an hour before to pick up your popcorn and get a good spot. Doors close 15 minutes before showtime – no late entries! 

About the Silver Screen Drive-in

The Trail & District Arts Council and The Royal Theatre and the have joined forces to imagine your new, favourite summer experience, the Silver Screen Drive-in. Running from June to September, films will screen Thursday through Saturday at sunset in the Waneta Plaza upper parking lot. Upcoming films will include those event movies that you’ve missed seeing on a big screen, retro classics from comedy to horror, as well as those Sunday Cinema favourites been as well as Oscar winning independent films and documentaries. Plus, live performances of music, theatre, dance and more!

Confirmed films

July 9 – Parents and grandparents get nostalgic and bring the kids to one of your favourite films from your youth, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”!  Sing along at the parade, make pretentious faces at art, and generally have fun. As Ferris says, “It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.”

July 10 – Ever felt like your neighbours were looking down on you? The Croods know how you feel. “The Croods: A New Age” follows the prehistoric family as they are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved in this hilarious sequel.

July 15 – The Barkley Marathons follows a famous prison escape that sparks the idea for a cult-like race that only had 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world's most guarded secret.

July 16 – A nostalgic trip for anyone relive your youth with “The Goonies” when a group of young misfits discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

July 17 Christopher Nolan blows our minds once again with “Tenet”, as the Protagonist journeys backwards and forwards through a twilight world of international espionage for the survival of the entire world.

The Silver Screen Drive-in is sponsored by Bounce Radio, Century 21, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Teck Metals Ltd. and Tourism Rossland, and made possible thanks to support from Waneta Plaza and funding from the Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, and Canadian Heritage.

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Waneta Plaza Upper Rear Parking Lot
Address: 8100 BC-3B, Trail, BC V1R 4N7