Top 5 Drive-Ins and Outdoor Screenings


With lockdown measures beginning to relax, we’re able to taste a slice of normality once again. After months of being confined to our homes and limited to seeing only those in our household bubbles, it feels daunting to be allowed back into our social lives. With social distancing measures still in place, some of our favourite pastimes feel quite impossible. This is not the case for film lovers! This Summer there’s a huge range of outdoor film screenings to look out for across the country. Here are our top 5 which can be enjoyed safely with family and friends.
Old Royal Naval College Outdoor Cinema
The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenwich hosts The Luna Cinema open-air event from 4 - 9 August. On these dates, audiences can enjoy iconic blockbusters such as Judy, Rocketman, Dirty Dancing, Joker, Grease and Back to the Future. Aside from the great film lineup, moviegoers can also marvel at the stunning architecture of this renowned London landmark.
The Old Royal Naval College's COVID safety measures have seen them receive the Visit Britain "Good To Go" accreditation, meaning visitors can be assured that government guidelines are being followed.
Tickets cost £37.00 for a Seated Pitch for two and £74.00 for a Seated Pitch for four. If you are coming in a group with more than four people you can book two pitches, but will not be guaranteed to be adjacent.  Click here for more information.

Cornish Clifftop Cinema
This Summer, Cornish residents and holidaymakers will be able to enjoy a series of classic cult movies against the backdrop of spectacular views over the Atlantic. The one of a kind Drive-In cinema will be located at Watergate Bay in Newquay, which is best known for hosting the annual summer festival, Boardmasters.
The surf publication, Wavelength, will be taking over the site and will be screening a selection of surf and action-packed movies. Having worked closely with the Cornish Council, the Wavelength team can ensure the site will be COVID-safe. There will be on-site options and entertainment such as street food, live music, a tombola raffle and a bar, all taking place socially distanced.
Tickets are available till 6th September, starting at £25 for a car and one passenger plus £5 for every extra passenger. Find out more here.

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West End Musical Drive-In
Missed the thrill and delight of watching your favourite musicals at the theatre? Then the West End Musical Drive-In is the perfect socially distanced alternative. The ‘UK’s biggest musical theatre party’ is bought to us at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London till late August. Live performances from West End stars will feature at every event, performing a range of songs from our beloved musicals. With the performances projected onto three large screens, everybody has a great view of the fun-packed show.
Tickets start from £68.90 for two people to £143.10 for up to six people. Plan your trip here.
Royal Opera House Drive-In Cinema
This summer, The Royal Opera House in partnership with The Luna Drive-In Cinema will be screening four of their most famous productions across the country. These include La Bohème, La Traviata, The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, all of which can be watched from the comfort of your car. The idyllic screening locations include Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Allianz Park, Tatton Park and Harewood House.
To ensure that the audience gets their full cinema experience, there are food and beverages available to order directly from your phone. To guarantee social distancing measures, the orders are hand-delivered straight to your cars adding a sense of luxury to the experience.
Ticket prices start at £35.00 for a standard ticket, £45.00 for a space in the front three rows and £80.00 for the option to watch the screening in a Mitsubishi L200 truck, with a luxury bed and a hamper included. Find out more here.

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The Drive-In at Goodwood
Secret Cinema, in partnership with Häagen-Daz, have announced the opening of The Drive-In experience at Goodwood House, Chichester. Secret Cinema are the pioneers of the interactive storytelling experience, immersing audiences into their ‘Secret Worlds’. With safety precautions in place, Secret Cinema have reimagined our beloved films into enticing worlds that we can explore through film, action, song and dance all from the comfort of your cars. At this event you will be guaranteed an evening of fun-filled entertainment and a lot of ice-cream, provided by Häagen-Daz!
Tickets start at £50 per car with morning, matinee and evening performances available. Please note you will be expected to put on your best fancy dress! Click here for more information.

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