Enjoy drive-in cinema fun at Delapré Abbey from May

Mamma Mia!, Jurassic Park and Tenet are among 20 films to be savoured in beautiful surroundings

By Peter Ormerod
Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:54 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:56 pm
The magic of cinema comes to the great outdoors
The magic of cinema comes to the great outdoors

Drive-in cinema returns to Delapré Abbey next month with a bumper season of blockbusters and cult favourites.

Running from Saturday May 22 to Sunday June 6, [email protected]é will be curated by Northampton Filmhouse with more than 20 films projected on a large screen on the South Lawn, set against the beautiful and historic backdrop of Delapré Abbey.

Highlights include Mamma Mia!, Jurassic Park, Tenet, Grand Budapest Hotel and Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, with sing-along screenings including The Greatest Showman, Rocketman and Frozen.

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A selection of hot food, snacks and treats will be available before each screening. Social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures will be in place across the site in line with government advice. Drive-In tickets start from £25 per car and for anyone without access to a vehicle, a limited number of Cycle-in tickets will be available, to watch from a socially-distanced seating area.

Jo Gordon, chief executive of Northampton Filmhouse, said: “While we wait to open the Filmhouse itself later this summer, it’s brilliant that we’re able to bring a bit of Filmhouse magic outdoors and give people that shared experience of watching film together in such a beautiful setting.”

Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust chief executive Richard Clinton added: “We had a great response to last year’s Drive-In season and so I’m delighted to be working with the team at Northampton Filmhouse once again to allow even more people to experience Delapré in this exciting way.”

Priority booking opens to Filmhouse members on Wednesday with general sale from Friday April 23. Visit www.northamptonfilmhouse.com/drive-in to see the full schedule, book tickets and find out more.