Québec City, June 12, 2020 – Grab some popcorn and get ready for a unique cinematic experience! Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be hosting a drive-in movie theatre this summer in partnership with the Ville de Québec and the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ). The event starts July 2, 2020.
“We’re excited to be putting the airport grounds to good use for such a great summer initiative. This project fits perfectly with our mission to work with and for the community. As soon as it was announced in April, we were all in. We wanted to make sure that people in the Québec City area could enjoy their summer while following health regulations. We knew we’d be the ideal place for people to enjoy an outdoor movie night, not to mention a breathtaking view of our airport and Québec City’s starry sky,” stated Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB.
YQB’s teams worked with the FCVQ and the Ville de Québec to create a safe and welcoming place for moviegoers to have a unique experience while minimizing the event’s impact on airport operations. The YQB drive-in will be able to host 120 vehicles per screening. It will be held along rue Principale, in a parking lot that has been freed for the summer.
“Naturally, because of the current global pandemic, we’ve seen a substantial drop in air and passenger traffic. I know that our employees and business partners will be delighted to see their airport come to life again, especially when it’s also benefitting Québec City’s residents,” said Mr. Poirier. “I would like to thank my team for their dedication to this project, which is a very original use for airport grounds,” he concluded.
For more information about the Ville de Québec and the FCVQ’s drive-ins, visit https://www.fcvq.ca/en.
About Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
YQB is managed by Aéroport de Québec Inc., a private corporation responsible for the airport’s management, operation, maintenance and development since November 1, 2000. Around a dozen carriers offer flights from YQB to destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, and daily flights to the main hubs in eastern North America.
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Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
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