Enjoy A Night At The Cinema Courtesy Of Wicksteed Park’s Drive-In Movies

Families and friends will be able to enjoy at night at the cinema as part of Wicksteed Park – the home of children’s play – is transformed into a drive-in movie theatre.

A huge screen will be set up in the Arena field at the bottom end of the park for two nights next month, allowing people to experience the thrill of watching a hit film from the comfort of their own car.

On Friday August 14 Paddington will hit the Wicksteed Park big screen and you can sing along to Mamma Mia on Saturday August 15.

Curtains up on both nights will be at 8:30pm and booking in advance is encouraged for both films.

The drive-in movie big screen is 18.5 metres wide by 8.5 metres high and to hear the movie people simply tune in using their car’s FM radio.

Snacks and drinks will also be available from a specially-erected catering tent nearby.

Wicksteed Park Managing Director Alasdair McNee said: “We are keen to utilise all of our 147 acres and encourage people to make the most of the park.

“So we believe the drive-in movies will be a great way for families to have a fabulous night out and it is something exciting and different.

“We will be showing two hugely popular movies which people can view from the comfort of their own car so, it’s no big deal if we get any drizzle.”

Advanced booking is recommended, saving £5 per car until July 19 and then £2 per car compared to the on-the-gate price of £25.

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot of Mamma Mia serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father.

She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers.

Paddington is the delightful story of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family.