Here at House of Coco we are loving our new found freedom and making the most of it by frequenting every outdoor coffee shop, bar and restaurant possible. It’s prompted us to go on the search for more outdoor events in the UK.
Whether you’re looking for family-friendly flicks or cinematic classics, what better way to support the local events industry than by hopping in your car and attending a drive-in event near you. Many events like these are experiential with fancy dress and sing-a-longs for extra excitement.
Eventbrite saw a 300% increase in the number of drive-ins listed for April – being the first events allowed to resume again, and ticket sales for summer are ramping up. It has put together a list of drive-in events around the UK for you to choose from, and there are even more to be found at eventbrite.co.uk.
Thu, Apr 22, 20:00
Pesto at Cabbage Hall • Tarporley
Starts at £9.06
Park up at Cheshire’s Cabbage Hall for a showing of this modern-day classic, complete with lung-busting singalongs, fancy dress and Italian food.
Sun, Apr 25, 19:45
Hilton Warwick / Stratford-upon-Avon • Warwick
Starts at £9.06
Close to Shakespeare’s hometown, catch the live action remake of The Lion King – a film loosely based on one of the bard’s greatest plays, Hamlet.
Tue, Apr 27, 20:00
Slice of India • Derby
Starts at £35.04
Back to the Future feels like an appropriate choice for a post-lockdown drive-in cinema event and this classic just gets better with age, especially when viewed on a giant HD screen as it will be here.
Fri, Apr 30, 19:45
The Motorist • Leeds
Starts at £25.00
Blow the doors off lockdown at this Italian Job screening at The Motorist in Leeds, where you’ll find an inflatable HD screen and plenty of cinema-ready snacks and drinks.
Fri, Apr 30, 20:00
The Whitworth Centre • Darley Dale
Starts at £12.99
The iconic 80s film gets a screening at Darley Dale in Derbyshire, with games, quizzes and food & drink also part of the package.
Fri, Apr 30, 21:00
The Drive In • London
Starts at £56.64
Billed as London’s ‘first ever drive-in variety show’, Four Wheel promises comedy performances, musical turns and boozy slush puppies over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Despite the name, bicycles and pedestrians are also welcome.
Sat, May 1, 19:45
Honeydale Farm • Sidcup
Starts at £48.50
Sidcup’s Honeydale Farm may be a long way from Los Angeles, but with food and drink and a bright LED screen on offer it is the ideal place to enjoy this smouldering modern-day musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Sat, May 1, 21:30
Sandon Hall • Stafford
Starts at £19.46
Ryan Gosling (swoon) stars as an enigmatic stuntman in this B movie favourite, which by our reckoning has one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. “I just drive” he says – and so will you to get to this screening at Sandon Hall, Stafford.
Fri, May 14, 19:45
Stanford Hall • Lutterworth
Starts at £27.54
If you missed A Star is Born at the cinema in 2018 then you won’t want to miss this showing at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth. Believe the hype: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are astoundingly good and the chemistry between the pair is electric.
So, which will you pick?