2 daily screenings, 7 days/week from July to start, with extra daytime family screenings on a Saturday and Sunday.Films include a mix of family and cult classics such as Grease, Toy Story, Up and ET, as well as recent hits including Aladdin, Joker and Knives Out. NHS workers can attend screenings for free
Rooftop Film Club has temporarily reinvented their al-fresco cinema experience to offer Londoners a much-needed escape with their “Drive-In Film Club” at iconic London venue Alexandra Palace, set to open Saturday 4th July. The company is no stranger to drive-in film experiences, previously producing an award-winning London drive-in cinema back in 2014 and is now returning to this model to present the 2020 version of drive-in cinema built on the key principles of safety, value and community.
Bringing back nostalgia of drive-in cinema
Bringing back the nostalgia of the drive-in cinema, the kings of outdoor cinema aim to provide relief through the power of film to Londoners during this difficult time. Guests of the new drive-in film club can enjoy an away-from-home cinematic experience from the security of their own vehicle. With the new programme, audiences can enjoy a mix of modern and classic films, launching with the iconic “Grease,” and that famous drive-in scene. Tickets can be bought in advance online from 10am Monday 22nd June at www.rooftopfilmclub.com/london/venue/alexandrapalace.
2 different screenings seven days a week
The contactless drive-in cinema opens with 2 different screenings seven days a week, with the first programme spanning through to 31st July. More films will be released throughout the season.
Rooftop Film Club co-founder and CEO Gerry Cottle said: “We want to bring people together, albeit safely, during this challenging age of social distancing. We believe that leaving your home in the safety of your vehicle will provide a fresh opportunity to share new experiences with the people you’re isolated with. We also want to give our staff an opportunity to earn a living without compromising their health and partner with local businesses so they too can continue to operate and generate economic value. At the same time, we want to give back where we can. Drive-in cinemas first arrived in the US when the world was recovering from economic turmoil, and here it is again to help us on our way.”
Lucy Fenner, Commercial Director at Alexandra Palace said: “We can’t wait to welcome Rooftop Film Club to Ally Pally and help put on the Drive-In Film Club. With spectacular panoramic views of London, Alexandra Palace Park is the perfect setting for this truly unique cinema experience for everyone. Lockdown has posed venues like our significant challenges and we’ve had to find innovative ways to keep working, where possible, and keep entertaining. Rooftop Film Club is a great example of doing just this. I’d encourage anyone who is able to travel to this lovely part of north London to check out the schedule and get involved.”
Tickets to the Drive In Film Club are £27.50 per car for 5pm and 2pm screenings and £29.50 for 8pm screenings plus booking fee, regardless of occupancy (cars, SUVs and 4x4s only), and guests have the option to bring their own snacks and drinks or choose to order concessions, hot dogs and drinks from the on-site crew.
All orders are made online and will be dropped off outside customers’ car doors. Concession items include popcorn, chocolate and drinks. Hot food will be supplied by Popdogs hot-dogs. From American Classics to Pan-Asian delights, Popdogs brings flavours from all corners of the globe with this fast-food favourite. Once they arrive, movie-goers will be met by a giant 40-foot LED screen. Parking will be assigned upon arrival. Film audio can be picked up through local FM stereo in the car, or guests can bring a portable radio if they prefer. Restrooms with extra sanitisation procedures will also be available on site. Guests are encouraged to check film age ratings before purchasing tickets. Doors open one hour prior to the screening.
Drive-in Film Club will be reserving 20 free tickets per screening for the UK’s incredible NHS workers.
To give thanks to the heroes on the frontline fighting to save our lives, Drive-in Film Club will be reserving 20 free tickets per screening for the UK’s incredible NHS workers. To qualify, a valid NHS email address will be required. And as the UK is dealing with two crises right now – a pandemic and systemic racism, all proceeds from one screening/month will be donated directly to anti-racism charities.
The existing Rooftop Film Club venues remain temporarily closed adhering to UK guidelines.
First 2 Weeks Film Listings:
The full July programme can be viewed on the website from Monday 22nd June.
Sat July 4th Grease | Back to the Future | Sonic the Hedgehog*
Sun July 5th 10 Things I Hate About You | Pulp Fiction* Captain Marvel*
Mon July 6th Toy Story | Do The Right Thing
Tues July 7th The Incredibles | Knives Out
Wed July 8th Mean Girls | The Goonies
Thurs July 9th Grease | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fri July 10th ET | Jurassic Park
Sat July 11th Dirty Dancing | Fight Club | The Lego Movie Part 2
*Sun July 12th Up | If Beale Street Could Talk* Black Panther*
Mon July 13th Sing | 500 Days of Summer
Tues July 14th Grease | Jaws
Wed July 15th Shrek | Joker
Thurs July 16th Aladdin | The Big Lebowski
Fri July 17th Back To The Future | Breakfast At Tiffany’s
*At the time of release, these films are not yet confirmed and subject to change For more information about Rooftop Film Club, visit rooftopfilmclub.com.