Storyhouse launches Chester’s first Drive-In cinema

Monday 6 July 2020

Storyhouse and Chester Race Company have announced a brand-new partnership with the launch of a Drive-In cinema in Chester.

Moonlight Drive will take over the Race Company’s Linenhall Car Park from 8 July to offer film fans a socially distanced drive-in experience from the comfort of their own cars.

The programme will include hit musicals Grease and Sister Act alongside 80s classic Back To The Future, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and big screen favourite Jurassic Park.

Storyhouse have invested in a huge new 30ft Airscreen to deliver the events. The films’ audio will be broadcasted to cars FM radios.

This is the first time that the award-winning Storyhouse and long-standing Chester Race Company have collaborated on a project.

Andrew Bentley CEO Storyhouse said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the racecourse on a brand new event for the city. Moonlight Drive will be a chance to experience a unique cinema event – offering a shared experience from the safety of your own cars.”

Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, Richard Thomas, said: “We’re pleased to be working in collaboration with Storyhouse, having agreed complimentary use of the Linenhall car park site to show a series of films this coming July. The car park is the ideal location within the city centre to facilitate an event of this kind, under current government guidelines and the schedule of films on offer ensures there is something for everyone.

We hope that this is the beginning of partnership will benefit the community of Chester and the surrounding areas as we look to stage further collaborative events in the future.”

Tickets are £33.50 per car (up to 2 people) for the first three rows and £29.50 for standard tickets. Films will be screened from 9.30pm. There will also be pizza available to pre-order to be delivered to your car, as well as sweets and drinks.

Complimentary parking arrangements at Linenhall car park will remain unaffected for the months of June and July, with the car remaining open to the public free of charge between the hours of 6am – 6pm. Last entry to the car park will be 5pm each day and cars must vacate after 6pm. Overnight parking will not be permitted during this time

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Nancy Davies
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