‘See you at the drive in’ – bringing back Saturday night at the movies with an 80’s spin….

There’s nothing we love more than a trip to the cinema, watching a movie on the big screen, the scent of the pop corn as you step on the escalators, the excitement of new film trailers for the first time… as a late 80’s baby, early 90’s trips to the cinema to see the likes of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the Lion King will stick with me forever but as a modern generation who can watch the latest trailers on You Tube and stream videos on our phones is the joy of the multiplex dead?

Let’s be honest, who wants to fork out a tenner a ticket to sit surrounded by local teenagers on a Friday night talking over scenes, throwing pop corn and snogging inappropriately – I like so many teenagers of my era had their first kiss in the cinema and i’m pretty sure that’s one thing that hasn’t changed… lush. So for the grown ups out their who love a good flick, whats a film fan to do?

Well, as with the advances in technology, the film experience has also gone a bit retro. We all remember  watching Travolta blast out ‘Alone at the Drive through’ in Grease thinking who goes to the pictures in a car? Well my friends now you can….

The geniuses behind ‘cinema experience’ have an exciting programme of events up their sleeves which must end September 29th including, you guessed it- ‘Drive through cinema’

From Godzilla to Grease singalong the Direct Line Drive Through Film club is there to bring back the fun to a night at the movies with roller skate clad waitresses to bring snacks and good times on tap. At just £22 per car if you can pile in your friends it’s also quite the bargain.

Don’t drive and can’t bribe anyone else too? Never fear – Roof top cinema is also going strong too with a programme of events running till the end of the month- my personal fave being Top Gun at Kensington Roof Gardens complete with those gorgeous views and complimentary hot snack – that combined with the beach volleyball scene what is there not to love?

To book and see whats on offer check out the Experience Cinema website: http://experiencecinema.com/

As summer reaches its eleventh hour, the Direct Line Drive In Film Club is wrapping up another successful season with final alfresco screenings of its most popular movies.

2014’s sell-out season of auto-based escapist entertainment must end September 29th, so grab the last spot at North London’s Brent Cross to experience an Americana movie night from the UK’s number one outdoor cinema company, the Rooftop Film Club.

Blazing a trail as the capital’s only Drive In cinema, the Direct Line Drive in Film Club allows you to park up and kick back from the comfort of your own wheels to enjoy a line-up your favourite cult classics including Reservoir Dogs, Top Gun, Pulp Fiction and Dirty Dancing to name a few.

Or maybe family fun is the order of the day with Disney’s much-anticipated Maleficent or a special sing a long version of Frozen to give you the perfect chance to get away from the shackles of the multiplex this September.

And if the start of darker evenings has got you feeling blue, round up the gang and make tracks to the Drive In Film Club late night Saturday screenings and enjoy a double-whammy movie marathon under the stars, just like the good folks did it back in the day. Choose from a late night date night with Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Saturday 20th or a double dose of Rydell High with screenings of Grease 1 & 2 on Saturday 27th. Well-a Well-a Well-a huh!

Feeding the ranks is as easy as pie, too – just flag down one of the roller-skating wait staff for window service of stateside snacks from street food vendor, Route 66.

The ultimate blast from the past setting combined with state of the art digital equipment will appease retro lovers and film buffs alike, and at just £22 per car regardless of occupancy, there’s no need to be alone at the Drive In.

Sit back, tune in and enjoy the ultimate Drive In experience before it rides off into the sunset.