Winter is quite possibly the easiest time of year to head inside and totally hibernate. We get it. It’s cold and it gets dark super early. What’s there to do outside, anyway? Well, if you happen to find yourself in Alberta, Canada, you could spend an evening watching a film at an outdoor theater made entirely of snow.
This impressive DIY project was helmed by local resident Graham Whatmough. who’s now created a “snow theater” for the second year in a row. Last year, the screen ended up measuring 20 feet by 10 feet. The wall he built this year was similar in size but has recently melted. Graham tells us, he’s currently rebuilding another one in the coming week with the help of some dump trucks and equipment. That one will hopefully be 30 feet by 15 feet. After constructing the wall, Graham uses a projector to show films in Fort McMurray (where it’s not uncommon to see the Northern Lights).
Last year the task took three days, but this year Graham decided to include some additions to the project. The second time around, he’s also created restaurant-inspired booths, love seats and even an igloo, all out of snow. In an interview with ShawTV, Graham says that so far, he’s hosted four showings (all of his friend’s documentary) and about 30 people have stopped by.
Should you find yourself way up north and up for an outdoor flick, it should be noted that the low this week in Fort McMurray is expected to reach negative three degrees Fahrenheit. But hey, that’s nothing a copious amount of blankets, hot chocolate and perhaps some firewood can’t fix.
To see when Graham is playing a show next, be sure to keep an eye on his Facebook page for updates. Oh, and if you want to build your own snow theater, Graham has even created an Instructable page that will show you how to do just that!
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(Photo via Where the Highway Ends/Facebook)