Drive-in to a reel classic at new Sheffield film night

Previous drive-in movie events in Sheffield
Previous drive-in movie events in Sheffield
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Movie lovers in Sheffield will be able to drive right up to the front row of the city’s latest cinema after plans were agreed.

Classic films, street food and roller skating waitresses serving drinks will give a reel different slant to the new drive-in movie facility at a car park on Milton Street in the city centre.

Six showings are planned this year, with the first on Sunday, April 26, and organisers Movie Park are donating a percentage of profits to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

Movie Park director Karen Thorpe, of Nether Edge, said: “This is the first of its kind in Sheffield, there have been temporary drive-in movie events but nobody has done it as a permanent thing and we have six dates.

“It’s a really exciting new facility for Sheffield – we think there is a lot of demand as our previous two were really busy and it’s such a fun way to watch a film.

“Sheffield is a great place for film experiences.”

Sister company Bank Park, a charitable parking firm for Bluebell Wood and St Luke’s Hospice, previously hosted drive-in movie events.

At the new events in Milton Street, Sheffield street food firm Percy and Lily’s will provide food themed to each film.

Movies lined up so far include Grease, The Italian Job, Blues Brothers and children’s favourite Frozen – which will be shown in November.

It is hoped the event could be rolled out to other cities.

A Halloween event is planned and screenings will take place on the last Sunday of April, May, June, September, October and November.

Tickets are £20 per car or £5 for cyclists and pedestrians without seating.