1st Mar, 2021

Drive-in movies return to Bromsgrove to show some festive favourites

Tristan Harris 9th Dec, 2020 Updated: 10th Dec, 2020

FESTIVE film fans are in for a treat in Bromsgrove when the ‘Drive-in Movies’ roll back into town for some seasonal screenings.

Among the films being shown are Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Home Alone, The Holiday, Last Christmas and Gremlins.

A total of 13 performances will take place between December 18 and 21 at a new location on the School Drive car park, near the Dolphin Centre.

The council has yet again teamed up with BlueSky Cinema after the highly successful inaugural event earlier this year.

Coun Phil Thomas, whose portfolio covers leisure and cultural services, said: “It’s been an extremely unusual year and Christmas celebrations will look very different for many of us, but there’s nothing quite like watching a festive film to help you forget about the outside world for a couple of hours.

“The drive-in cinema was so popular in the summer we just had to bring it back for Christmas to spread a little Yuletide cheer to our residents.

“Book your ticket today and kick start your Christmas Celebrations in a fun, different but safe way.”

Prices for a family of four start at £22 (including booking fees) while NHS and emergency services workers can enjoy a film for £15 per car.

People need to follow all the Government guidance and social distancing rules.

Ian Taylor, Managing Director of BlueSky Cinema, said: “The summer event in Bromsgrove went extremely well – thank you to everyone who attended – so we’re very excited to be returning to Bromsgrove for Christmas.

“There’s something really uplifting about Christmas films and we can’t wait to share this with the people of Bromsgrove through our safe and secure big screen experience. We look forward to greeting you all soon for a magical start to the festive season.”

Families are welcome to bring their own refreshments or they can pre-order some tasty festive treats through the BlueSky Cinema website or app. Refreshments will include a ‘Retro Box’ with candy floss, popcorn and sweets from the 80s, or for those looking to enjoy a more luxurious experience there will be handmade crisps, toffee popcorn, Belgian chocolates, prosecco and – for the designated driver – fresh orange juice.

The cinema experience is expected to be popular and tickets are limited so interested visitors are advised to book in advance at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/bluesky/?category=892.

For more information go to blueskyoutdoor.co.uk or email, info@blueskyoutdoor.co.uk.

 

Programme will also feature town’s first Drive-In Christmas Carol Service

There will also be a Drive-In Carol Service from 10.30am on Sunday, December 20, as part of the programme.

Rev Stephen Levett will lead the service which will give people the rare chance this year to sing carols – all from the safety of their own car.

To apply for tickets, which are free but limited, email revlev66@gmail.com.

The service will also be screened live on Bromsgrove and Redditch Methodist Church Circuit’s YouTube channel.

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