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August 3, 2016 1:33 PM

Fountain Tire Ltd. is celebrating its anniversary by inviting the public to its party that includes a drive-in movie presentation of Kung Fu Panda 3.

Fountain Tire Ltd. is celebrating 60 years of operation and they want to get the public in on the celebration.
“Fountain as a whole picked 12 major centres for this Open Road Cinema Tour to play in and we were lucky enough to be picked as one of those locations,” said Kent Staniforth, owner of Fountain Tire’s Lloydminster location. 
“We’re pretty excited to see what takes place and hopefully we get lots of people out to take advantage of it.”
The Open Road Cinema Tour offers an old-fashioned drive-in movie experience with the event’s selection for the 60 year celebration being Kung Fu Panda 3.
The movie will begin at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, but other festivities will start at 6 p.m. prior to the screening.
There’ll be face painters, balloon animals, bouncy houses and the Border City’s new mobile arcade unit, 1-Up gaming, for families to use to pass the time before the movie starts.
“This year we’ve decided that we’re going to host a family focused event just to allow families to spend some time together and not have to take up a weekend,” said Staniforth. 
“It’s a free drive-in movie, so every family has the ability to come out and take part in an old fashioned drive-in.”
Staniforth added he and his crew at Fountain Tire’s Lloydminster location take a lot of pride being involved with an organization that’s been around for more than half a century.
Fountain Tire Lloydminster actually celebrated its 50th anniversary two years ago and was one of the first locations setup when the store became a franchise after originating in Wainwright.
The corporation as a whole likes to recognize certain milestones, Staniforth said, and 60 years in business is certainly a cause for celebration.
“In the past we had always had a large giveaway as kind of a momentous recognition of the big celebration, but this year, the way the economy has been the last couple years, we thought a family oriented activity such as this that doesn’t cost any admission fee for families; it allows us to have thousands of winners instead of just one winner of one particular prize,” he said.
“So this allows us to get a whole lot more people involved and enjoy the experience.”
The 60 year celebration will take place at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds and will have washrooms and concessions onsite.

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