COVID UPDATE: 24/12/2020

This evening the government have informed us that last night’s update to Tier 4 guidance, which stated that Drive Ins can stay open in Tier 4, was a mistake. We are utterly heartbroken therefore that whilst our films this evening will go ahead as planned, we will be closed from Saturday 26th December until further notice.

The rollercoaster the government have sent all of us on this week, and particularly in the past 24 hours, has been totally unacceptable. We are so sorry to have to do this, especially on Christmas Eve, but sadly the matter is outside of our control. We have lobbied adamantly to stay open, to save people’s jobs, and to keep entertaining you, our audience, in a safe and secure way. We will continue to fight on behalf of all of us and to reopen as soon as possible. 

If you have an upcoming film booking with us from 26th December onwards, you will automatically be refunded to your original payment method. You do not need to do anything. Please note due to the high number of bookings this may take several days to process and you may not receive your refund until after the date you were due to attend. We will be giving our team a well-deserved Christmas break over the next few days. We expect all refunds to have been processed by 8th January 2021 and appreciate your patience.

All live events have been postponed and customers with live event bookings will receive further information in due course.

We would also like to take this moment to once again thank our incredible staff, who have worked tirelessly to provide joy and Christmas cheer during these difficult times. And of course a huge thank you to you, our audiences - you make it all worth it!  

We sincerely hope to welcome you to The Drive In soon and will post updates across our website and socials whenever we have further news. If you’d like to be notified about our reopening, you can join our mailing list.

Until next time! 

The Drive In team x


Relive the magic of the great American drive in movie theatre - a contact-free way to experience film, outdoor theatre and live performances. Bringing back the nostalgia of the 1950s and the golden age of Hollywood, The Drive In brings you the iconic drive in experience, with live actors, classic cinema refreshments, and great entertainment. Rock up in the comfort of your automobile for the ultimate outdoor cinema experience!


The Drive In is fully contact-free. Sound will be broadcast straight to your car's FM radio, and thanks to our top-of-the-range screen, you’ll have a great view wherever you park up, no matter the time of day. Snacks and drinks are available to order through our website, and will be safely delivered to your car by our team of 1950s drive in attendants.

All our bays are 2 metres apart, tickets will be scanned at a safe distance, and refreshments will be ordered via your mobile and delivered to you by our trained crew - and we’ll be putting extra measures in place to ensure all our shows can be enjoyed in line with the latest government advice.

  We are Good to Go - approved by The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, following all government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.


Cancellation is possible up to 24 hours before the show. Just get in touch with our friendly tickets team at [email protected]

You can either: 

- Exchange your ticket for another showing

- Receive a cancellation voucher which you can redeem at a later date. 

If The Drive In has to cancel a showing you are booked for, you will receive a full refund.

From the latest blockbusters to cult classics, stand-up comedy to live music, The Drive In movie theatre is this year's must-visit London attraction.


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