Top Tips for an Awesome Drive-In Movie Experience

3 July 2020

If you’re looking for upcoming theatre events, don’t miss The Drive In, London. Come and join us to discover the best lockdown entertainment and select from a wide range of movies during the course of the summer. There’s something for kids and adults alike, so book your tickets and bring those summer nights to life.

It’s been a rather strange year - who could’ve anticipated the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world in the way it has - but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun in 2020. If you’re looking for lockdown entertainment that’ll pass the time in style, how about a drive-in movie experience ideal for the whole family? Relive the magic of the great American drive-in movie theatre and be entertained while social distancing.

 

Here are some top tips for an awesome drive-in movie night.

  1. Arrive early

An outdoor theatre experience is designed to be relaxing, exciting and enjoyable. So, be sure to arrive early to soak up the full drive-in atmosphere. Doors open 45 minute before the film starts and there is no admission once the film has started

  1. Choose a time of day that suits you

Believe it or not, drive-in movies aren’t just for after dark. With high-quality LED screens, you can watch the movie of your choice in the day too. So, if you have young kids or find it hard to stay awake much after nine, this could be a good option for you!

  1. Turn the volume up

When you attend a drive-in movie, sound will be broadcast straight to your car’s FM radio. It’s up to you how loud you want to watch the movie, but it’s a good idea to turn the volume up to achieve the full outdoor cinematic experience, particularly if you’re watching a horror or thriller with eerie, suspenseful music. Or a classic romance with your favourite soundtrack.

  1. Order snacks

What would a drive-in movie experience be without snacks? It’s all about the goodies, so why not order a bunch of treats and nibble your way through the film? The contact free theatre at Troubadour Meridian Water in London offers a whole range of cinema snacks and confectionery, from popcorn to cheese dogs, as well as a host of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  1. Bring blankets

When it comes to drive-in movies – think cosy. It’s not the same as sitting indoors at a theatre, so wear layers and bring blankets that you can snuggle up in. You probably won’t want to leave the heating running (or the air conditioning for that matter if a heatwave hits), so be prepared for all weather types and pop additional supplies in the boot.

  1. Wear comfy clothes

Similarly, always wear comfy clothes. After all, you’ll be sitting in the car for at least two hours so it’s essential to opt for stretchy waistbands. Don’t worry, if you’re on a date night, you can still look good without being uncomfortable. You just might want to swap your skinny jeans for a flowing dress and leggings or a formal, tight-fitting shirt for a more casual polo shirt for example.

If you’re looking for upcoming theatre events, don’t miss The Drive In, London. Come and join us to discover the best lockdown entertainment and select from a wide range of movies during the course of the summer. There’s something for kids and adults alike, so book your tickets and bring those summer nights to life.