With pretty much all our summer plans scuppered this year, we’re left wondering how we’ll be able to entertain ourselves over the coming months. Cinemas look set to stay firmly shut for at least the next couple months, but thankfully there is a way we can get our movie fix this summer by way of pop-up drive-in cinemas.
Yep, you too can do your best Sandy and play out that iconic scene from Grease, as outdoor cinema experience company @TheDriveIn will be touring around the UK this summer, popping up in various cities to bring a truly unique drive-in cinema experience to the masses.
The best part is that the concept works perfectly for a socially distanced environment – with cars parked over 2 metres apart and everyone staying safely inside their vehicles, this provides naturally built-in social distancing.
@TheDriveIn really go the extra mile to bring moviegoers a retro experience without the technical hiccups of yesteryear – pull your car up in front of the top of the range LED screen and have the film’s sound broadcast straight to your car’s radio for a top-notch viewing experience. There’s even a mobile app to order food and drink on, which will be brought to a drop off point near your car by roller waiters and waitresses.
From 80s classics to the latest blockbusters of the last few years, family friendly afternoon showings to late night offerings, there’s a film for everyone at these retro drive-in movie experiences. While the films are the main event, every showing is preceded by a range of entertainment including stand up comedy, bingo, family games and silent car discos to get everyone in the mood.
The cities that can expect a pop-up drive-in cinema experience this summer are:
South London: 2-7 July
Birmingham: 9-12 July
Manchester: 16-19 July
Newcastle: 23-26 July
Edinburgh: 30 July – 02 August
Glasgow: 6-9 August
Liverpool: 13-16 August
Cardiff: 20-23 August
Bristol: 27-30 August
Southampton: 3-6 September
Brighton: 10-13 September
East London: 17-20 September
There are multiple movie screenings in each city, but the limited £35 tickets go on sale 27 May and we can see tickets for all dates flying fast, so we suggest putting your name down on a waiting list to get first dibs.
With limited entertainment options taking place this summer, give all your Pink Ladies and T-Birds a heads up on this one!