Rooftop Film Club offers a Drive-In Movie Experience,

Drive-In Film Club

London’s first and original Drive-In Cinema operator – Rooftop Film Club, go retro with a contactless Drive-In Movie Experience opening July 4th at the iconic Alexandra Palace.

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2 daily screenings, 7 days/week from July to start, with extra daytime family screenings on Saturdays and Sundays. 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. It 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 10 am Monday 22nd June at

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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 the 31st of 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 ours 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.”   

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Ticket Info:

Tickets to the Drive-In Film Club are £27.50 per car for 5 pm and 2 pm screenings and £29.50 for 8 pm screenings plus booking fee, regardless of occupancy (cars, SUVs and 4x4s only). Guests can bring their own snacks and drinks or 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 thank the heroes on the frontline fighting to save our lives, Drive-in Film Club will reserve 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.    

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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 are subject to change. For more information about Rooftop Film Club, visit

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