friday nights in october

tickets ($20/vehicle)

snack bar opens 7:00 PM, movie starts at 7:30pm(ish)

 enjoy a beverage on the haliburton highlands brewery patio, pizza from into the blue, and fresh popcorn for the show!

1067 Garden Gate Drive (Haliburton Highlands Brewing)

abbey gardens – Off HWY 118 Between Haliburton & Carnarvon


Off-Grid Fun.

Little Pit is Canada’s first OFF-GRID Drive-In. Located at Abbey Gardens, we take over the big screen all October long with spook-tacular releases, from Halloween classics to cult favourite horror films!

All proceeds raised from the drive in go toward our children’s programming at Abbey Gardens, which includes summer camps, our Lil Buds toddler program, field trips with local elementary schools, the care and maintenance of our ponies, chickens, and ducks, and the development of our Enchanted Forest – a nature playground!

What’s Playing?

October 6, 2023

October 13, 2023

October 20, 2023

October 27, 2023

Little Pit Rules

Before the evening’s screening, for the safety and well being of everyone, here are the LITTLE PIT RULES that we need you to be aware of.

  • The snack bar will close once the movie begins and there is no intermission. Be sure to stock up before the opening credits!
  • Please ensure your headlights are off. Most vehicles can achieve this by using their parking brake. If you don’t know how to turn off your headlights, please bring garbage bags or blankets to help cover the lights. 
  • Haliburton Highlands Brewing will be open until the movie starts, as will Into The Blue pizza. Come early to grab a pizza and beer (they also serve soft drinks, wine, and cider!) on the patio. Please note: you cannot consume alcohol in your vehicle. 
  • Larger vehicles and trucks or SUV’s that will be backing in must use the rear rows. 
  • If your windows are down or the hatch is open, please do not worry about having your stereo up loud—but do refrain from personal conversation.
  • Please keep your interior vehicle lights off whenever possible. 
  • Washrooms are located inside Haliburton Highlands Brewing when open, or there is a portapotty located beside Into The Blue pizza truck at the rear of the parking lot.
  • Bring a flashlight! 
  • The drive in will continue rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable within 24 hours of showtime, unless we cancel. In the event of torrential rain and/or storms, we will email all ticket holders by 4pm the night of the drive in to let them know the drive in is being cancelled. 

Enjoy the LITLLE PIT Drive-In @ Abbey Gardens


HUGE gratitude to: Haliburton County Development Corporation; Those Other Movies; everyone at Abbey Gardens; and the LITTLE PIT Crew. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY courtesy Haliburton Solar + Wind.


BIG love to: Barr Gilmore Art + Design; Brenden Black; Hannah Sadlier Photography; Haliburton Highlands Brewing Co.; Haliburton Solar + Wind; Into the Blue Bakery; Positive Media; and Taylor Ray.


ABBEY GARDENS is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides economic and recreational opportunities while furthering our mission to educate our community about living more sustainably and restoring our social and natural environment.