Ontario Place Drive In

Drive-In Screenings

This summer, Hot Docs is pleased to present special drive-in screenings at Ontario Place.

Friday, July 23, 9:30 PM // FANNY: The Right to Rock

We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Toronto’s DriveInTO Program to present this free screening.

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FANNY: The Right to Rock

  • Canada
  • 92
  • Bobbi Jo Hart

Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together to play music. Little did they know their garage rock band would evolve into the legendary Fanny, the first all-woman band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite recording a handful of albums and amassing a dedicated fan base that included music legend David Bowie, the band all but disappeared from the records of music history. This documentary not only tells the story of the band's rocking past, but also documents its next chapter: now in their 60s, the bandmates are recording a new album. The film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including Bonnie Raitt, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and the Go-Go's Kathy Valentine. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, the women of Fanny are ready to take their place in the halls of rock 'n' roll fame.


What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 8:00 p.m. Ticket holders must be in their spots by 9:00 p.m. to guarantee admission.

Will Rush Tickets be available?

A limited number of rush tickets will be available on-site starting at 9:15 p.m.

What if it rains?

The movie is on rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, Ontario Place may close for the night. This will be announced on Hot Docs and Ontario Place’s website and social channels.

Are concessions and washrooms available?

Limited concessions such as popcorn, candy, chocolate bars, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase upon arrival. You cannot leave your car to get concessions.

There are 2 washrooms available: 1. Trailer at the back 2. Next to Vista Eatery (accessible washrooms available).

Are the spots reserved?

No. Spots will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly suggest you attend in a regular sized vehicle. Large vehicles will be placed in the designated “large vehicle area.” If you wish to park next to another vehicle, please arrive together.

How will I hear the movie?

Ontario Place will broadcast directly through your car’s radio, tune in to 89.9 FM.

Can I get tickets onsite?

Yes, but we stronly encourage purchasing tickets online in advance.

What if I’m late to the movie?

Access to the screening will be permitted until the movie starts. No further admittance will be allowed once the movie starts.

My car has daytime running lights. What should I do?

Most daytime running lights will turn off when you engage the emergency brake. Shut off your vehicle, set the emergency parking brake, then turn your vehicle back on. Before the movie starts, please do a “test” to ensure that this works, so as to ensure that your lights don’t disturb others during the movie if you start your car.

Will the drive-in kill my battery? And if so, what do I do?

Leaving your radio on should not drain your battery. We strongly recommend that you do not run your engine for long periods during the movie. Noisy car engines are bothersome to your neighbors in the next car. If your battery dies, please flag down on of our staff members. They will be happy to assist you. In the event of colder weather, please remember to dress warm and bring blankets.

Can I come with my van/truck/jeep/SUV?

Vans, trucks, high tops, jeeps, SUVs and RVs must park the in back row so not to block the view of the screen. No exceptions.

COVID-19 rules

Your safety and comfort is important to us. All visitors are asked to respect the following guidelines when on our site to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are sick or if you have been in contact with someone that is sick, please do not enter the Ontario Place grounds.
  • Customer must attend Ontario Place Drive-In events in a motor vehicle designed to be closed to the elements (i.e. not a motorcycle, back of a truck/suv or convertible).
  • Individuals must remain in their vehicles except where necessary for the purposes of using the washroom, using the concessions or in an emergency. If outside your vehicle for the stated purposes, physical distancing must be observed and masks worn, with at least two meters between individuals.
  • Vehicles must be parked at least two meters apart for physical distancing measures.
  • No materials may be exchanged between individuals except materials exchanged between members of the same motor vehicle.

How do I get to the drive-in?

Ontario Place is located at 955 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto ON, M6K 3B9. The Drive-In is located on the East Island.

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Official Venue

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Additional thanks to co-presentation partner Inside Out Film Festival

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

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Presenting Partners

  • logo Crave
  • logo Netflix

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate Ontario
  • logo telefilm