Watch cinema classics in the shadow of Capesthorne Hall in the comfort of your own car. The invitation comes from East Cheshire Hospice which has announced its first Drive-In Cinema on Sunday, October 17.
Gates open at 6 pm with family fun film Moana on screen from 6.30 pm. The next arrival time is between 9 pm and 9:15 pm for another box office favourite Dirty Dancing, the 80s classic starting at 9.30 pm.
Amazingly, it will the Hospice’s first fundraising event for two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its last event was a Tough Woofer 5K obstacle course in October 2019, also at Capesthorne Hall.
Aiming for a box office hit with a Drive-In Cinema….East Cheshire Hospice Events Manager Beth Candy (left) and Challenge and Events Co-ordinator Bethan Wade.
Marketing Manager Luke Brightmore said: “It’s hard to believe we’ve been away for so long with an event organised by the Hospice, but as everyone is aware restrictions have prevented us from staging mass participation gatherings. “We’ve two terrific film choices and guests can feel the ocean calling or put on those dancing shoes for an evening of entertainment, all from the safety and comfort of their own vehicle.”
Tickets are £25 per car for one film or £35 for both. Pizzas from Pizza Principle, popcorn and candy floss will be available and cinema goers can also bring their own snacks and drinks.
Social distancing measures will be in place. Queues for food and drinks will be marked out with at least one metre spacing and hand sanitising stations will be available. Parking marshals will ensure plenty of space between each car.
To book tickets and find out more information about the event, visit the Hospice’s website www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/event/drive-in-cinema