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Drive-In cinema experiences for Halloween 2017

Drive-In cinemas are something we traditionally associate with our American cousins across the pond; convertible Chevrolet’s and Pontiacs parked side-by-side as the cool kids watch the latest movie on a big screen (usually in a film itself, ironically enough).

by Andrew Segal 24th October 2017

This tradition has been available to us Brits for a few years now, with many locations throughout the U.K. offering you the opportunity to pull up in your car, recline your seat and take in a (usually) classic movie from the comfort of your hatchback or SUV.

As Halloween is nearly upon us, a number of these locations are hosting special screenings of old and new horror films to celebrate the spookiest day of the year. We’ve picked out five for you to consider:


The Shining

Bents Park, South Shields – 31st October, ‘The Shining’

The full season of films at Bents Park runs from the 21st October to 4th November, but the Halloween showing is ‘The Shining’, the iconic horror film starring Jack Nicholson. When his character Jack Torrance heads to an isolated hotel for the winter with his family, all is not quite as it seems.

The film starts at 6.45pm and costs £27 per vehicle (maximum 7 occupants).

Food and drink can be purchased from kiosks on the site, or you can order in advance and collect on the day.

Click here for more information.


Fright Night

Moonbeamers Drive-In Cinema, Barleylands Craft Village, Billericay, Essex – 31st October, ‘Fright Night’

Roll up in your motor at Barleylands in Billericay, Essex and enjoy ‘Fright Night’ starring Coin Farrell and David Tennant. If your new neighbour turned out to be a vampire, what would you do? Search for the “vampire killer” of course and help save the neighbourhood.

The film starts at 6.30pm, with gates opening at 5.30pm. Prices start from £24.99 for one car and two people. The ticket includes a large bag of popcorn each plus for the wannabe singers amongst you, pre-film Drive-In Karaoke. Waitresses are on hand to serve food and drink throughout.

Click here for more information.


Ghostbusters

Riverside Museum, Glasgow – Sun 29th October, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Scream’

A couple of days before Halloween itself, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow is showing not one, but two classic films. First up is family favourite, ‘Ghostbusters’, followed by cult tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy, ‘Scream’. The whole event is in aid of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

It all kicks off at 5pm and costs £25 per car. Thorntonhall Ice Cream and the Street Food Putter Club will be there to keep everyone well fed.


Halloween

Wynyard Hall, Stockton on Tees – Sun 29th October, ‘Halloween’

Again, a couple of days before Halloween, on the Sunday, Wynyard Hall is the idyllic setting for arguably the most famous horror movie of them all, and the most appropriate to screen at this time of year. Yes, ‘Halloween’ will be shown in all its gory glory, with anti-hero Michael Myers returning to his hometown to wreak terror on the unsuspecting residents.

Gates open at 4pm, with the film beginning at sundown. Tickets are £18 per adult and includes a drinks voucher.

For more info and to book tickets, click here.


Monsters Inc.

AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester – 28th October-31st October

There are four days of drive-in cinema fun in Manchester at the AJ Bell stadium. Starting on Saturday 28th October up until the 31st, you can catch everything from ‘Monster’s Inc’ to ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Full the full line-up of films and times, click here.

Tickets are £20 per car.

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