Drive-In movies haven’t really been a roaring success in the UK, what with our changing weather conditions from cold to rain to wind every so often, but, after some careful planning and plenty of anticipation, following from one of our best summers in recorded British history, the East Midlands has now welcomed and set up a huge outdoor cinema, located next to a shopping centre, so you can really experience outdoor entertainment like Danny and Sandy, it’s Greece, eat-your-heart-out.
The brilliant idea behind the open air city cinema is the company Urban Entertainment, they specialise in creating and presenting Urban Drive-In Cinema experiences which have brought one right to our doorstep, they’ve carried out a number of successful drive-in theatres and it’s becoming more popular by each event. The new outdoor cinema sits nicely next to East Midlands Designer Outlet on Mansfield Road, DE55 2JW.
What To Expect
Over the coming months, up until December, there will be 6 screenings of some of the most iconic seasonal movies. From the 2018 film The Greatest Showman including stars like Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman. To Halloween specials, showing the origional Ghostbusters. Then, from November until December 9th, festive Christmas films will be showing such as the romantic yet hilariously funny Love Actually, and Elf.
Here are the specific listings and dates for each movie:
SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER: GREASE
SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER: GHOSTBUSTERS (HALLOWEEN SPECIAL)
SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER: LOVE ACTUALLY
SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER: ELF (CHRISTMAS SPECIAL)
Each night, the gates will open at 5pm and the film will begin at 7:30! The price per car will be £25.00 and larger vehicles are advised and requested to park at the rear of the car park ensuring there’s no obstruction to the screen.
An “Unforgettable Experience”
If you want to make sure you have the most perfect date night over the next few months, there’s nothing that will come close to watching a classic while enjoying a picnic, under the stars. You listen to the dialogue through an FM transmitter. At the beginning of the evening, you will be issued an FM frequency to tune your car radio into at the Box office.
Not only will people be able to take in a whole picnic for treats and snacks whilst watching, but the restaurants and eateries in and around the shopping outlet are serving takeaways right up until 7:30 when the film begins! The options are, Starbucks, Pizza Express, Krispy Kreme and Wagamama, so you definitely won’t be peckish…
If you want to find out more information, please follow the link below and book your tickets TODAY because sales will end on 30th September due to a sell-out!
The Greatest Showman
Ghostbusters (Halloween Special)
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “Ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
Elf (Christmas Special)
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.