An “authentic drive in cinema” experience is coming to Wirral this summer – starting with classic retro movie Grease.
Woodside Drive In opens next Friday, June 1, and will be Wirral’s first and only open air, drive in cinema.
Harking back to the 1950s it will also feature roller skating waitresses, “Kiss Cam”, a cash prize bingo, and American themed food and drink and mouth-watering desserts provided by "the incredible" Mr Tee.
The scheme has been supported by Arriva North West whose land is being used and Wirral Council as part of its work to support local business and entrepreneurs.
Wirral Council leader Phil Davies said: "As part of the long term plans for regeneration, Wirral Growth Company is developing a series of pop up events, 'meanwhile' uses and festivals, starting with Wirral's first drive in movies at Woodside.
"This is a great example of young people with a fantastic idea who we have been able to help make a reality.
"I hope people will support this and make it the success it deserves to be.
"Wirral has an amazing line-up of events planned this throughout the summer and the whole year and this is the kind of attraction which can only add to the growing sense that Wirral is a place people want to be and want to visit."
Located opposite Woodside bus station the cinema is in a high walled, closed-in, spot.
Coming up over the summer the organisers have lined up some of the best cult and classic movies of the last 30 years, projected onto our massive 13 meter screen.
As well as speakers around the site the movie soundtrack will be sent out through the airwaves, so customers can tune in their car sound systems for a truly immersive movie experience.
As customers arrive they will be provided with a menu, and to order food and drink simply turn on your car’s sidelights and one of the roller skating waitresses will arrive to take your order.
And you don't need to be a driver to join in - there is a lawn at the front of the site and those on foot will be given a comfy lounger so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the movie.
- More details are on the website https://woodsidedrivein.co.uk/
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Published by Wirral Council News on Sat, 26 May 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk