The year of 2020 saw many changes to our lives, but the resurgence of drive in cinemas was something nobody expected!
Covid19 saw devoted cinemagoers without access to their favourite pastime as the country shut down to control the virus. As the pandemic locked us down, and our social lives were restricted, the drive-in was reborn! Families across the UK took to their cars, tuned in their radios and enjoyed a movie on a big screen in the safety of their family ‘bubble.’
Despite the country opening back up and restrictions lifted, drive-in cinemas are still growing in popularity for all manner of social events. Families, couples, individuals and groups are heading to outdoor drive in cinema events across the country. The idea seems popular for birthdays and hen or stag parties as well!
Simply book your tickets, park up, and tune your car radio. All there is left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy some movies!
What are the top 5 drive-in movies?
There are a number of lists around with the best drive-in movies. IMDB even provides a top 100 drive in movies list. However, we are the drive in cinema experts, so this is our list!
5. The Wizard of Oz
When Dorothy is swept away to a magical land, she needs to find the Wizard to return. She enlists the help of an anxious lion, a tin man with no heart and a scarecrow with no brain. With her beloved pooch, Toto, she tries to navigate the brightly coloured yellow-brick-road in this technicolour masterpiece.
4. Back to the Future
Chaos ensues when Doc Brown accidentally sends Marty McFly back in time in his DeLorean. As they navigate the 1950s, it’s up to Marty to make sure his parents meet and fall in love so that they can get back to the future! A true 80s classic.
3. The Lion King
A classic cinematic piece from Disney that features the voices of Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeremy Irons. A young lion cub, Simba, embarks on the journey of a lifetime as his whole world changes in the blink of an eye. This movie is a joy to the eyes and ears with its incredible soundtrack.
2. The Dark Knight
An Oscar-winning performance from the late Heath Ledger puts this movie into the top three movies of all time on IMDB. As Ledger’s ‘Joker’ causes havoc in the city of Gotham, Batman works with the law to try and stop the criminal mastermind. With incredible special effects and epic $185m budget, it’s definitely a great fit for a drive in.
Stranded at the drivin’, branded a fool
What will they say Monday at school?
Nothing screams drive in like Grease! A feel good, singalong romance with lots of cheeky jokes for the adults. Danny and Sandy’s love story feels that bit more epic when watched in the car with a bucket of popcorn and feet on the dashboard.
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