Ever watched throwback movies like Grease and thought about how cool it would be to drive in to enjoy a movie, top down while you stare lovingly into the eyes of your date? Well, now’s your chance. Except, the reality is more likely to be hiding from the rain while arguing with your partner over who ate the most popcorn.
Rolling into Leeds this summer, the Luna cinema – one of the UK’s most popular outdoor cinema experiences – is set to bring a number of cult classics to the stunning Harewood House, providing a COVID-safe screening experience for Yorkshire folk to enjoy.
Opening on June 3rd, the experience will bring state-of-the-art sound and visuals, the UK’s highest definition outdoor screens, a unique in-car digital sound solution and a new ‘click & collect’ food and drink offer – making for the ultimate drive-in experience.
Titles set to grace the huge screen include nostalgic hits such as Jurassic Park, Dirty Dancing, Grease, and Jaws, with romantic movies such as Pretty Woman, Notting Hill and Moulin Rouge on the roster. Cult classics Pulp Fiction and The Greatest Showman will also be screened during the summer.
George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “Following an extended winter break, we are incredibly excited to be announcing our Spring drive-in season, starting in April, and to be able to offer the return of the big screen experience for all those people desperate for some entertainment that isn’t inside the four walls of your living room.
“The move to Drive In Cinema in 2020 was a revelation for us, after staying away from the format for the previous 12 years! The socially distanced element was a given, but the level of audience enjoyment and communal sense of being part of an event that manages to blend that rose-tinted 1950’s American nostalgia with brand new 21st century technology to bring the drive in cinema right up to date, took us all by surprise.
Adding: “People clearly love the experience and it wasn’t just the novelty of getting out of the house! It took a pandemic, but the drive in cinema is now a part of the UK’s cinema offering and long may it continue.
“We’ve managed to make every aspect of the event fully compliant with social distancing regulations, from the way the tickets are scanned through to the provision of food and drink. Audiences can feel confident we have created an experience that is safe so they can have confidence in returning to one of the things we’ve all been missing most in this current lockdown – enjoying a great film on a giant screen under the stars.
“The summer is set to be filled with the triumphant return of open air cinema, with hundreds of Luna screenings planned for the country’s most stunning green spaces, but in the meantime, it’s all about the drive in and we can’t wait to welcome audiences back for a fantastic Luna drive-in cinema experience.”
Luna Cinema’s fantastic open-air cinema experience is also set to return later this summer, with Bolton Abbey among its many gorgeous venues secured for the screenings.
Tickets are on sale now, and you can find the full screening schedule for Luna Cinema at Harewood House here.
[Featured image: Luna Cinema]