Everyone's favourite nanny is making an appearance at the 1950s-inspired drive-in cinema at the Troubadour Meridian Water. The much-loved 1964 musical fantasy film (rated U), featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is on the big screen this July for one morning only. Book your tickets today and don't miss out on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!
A magical nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives at the Banks' family London residence when they need her most. Mary Poppins and the Banks' two mischievous children embark on a series of adventures with her jovial chimney sweep friend, Bert. The warm, eccentric nanny brings an exciting change to all their lives.
This Oscar-nominated film still packs a punch. There will be singing, dancing, a sprinkle of magic and of course, the memorable Mary Poppins soundtrack, with music and lyrics written by songwriters Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Come and sing along to those Mary Poppins songs we all know, including A Spoonful of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds and Let's Go Fly a Kite. The list goes on - no one can forget the Oscar-winning Mary Poppins song Chim Chim Cher-ee. You will be singing all the way home!
Not only will you all have a brilliant time watching this children's classic, but it's also comforting to know that it'll be a perfectly safe social distance-friendly setting. There will be a top-of-the-range LED screen and classic cinema refreshments all from the safety and comfort of your own car. And the whole process is totally contact-free, from setting up the film's audio in your car to scanning your ticket at arrival.
Whether your kids have seen the original Disney film or not, this fabulously family-friendly screening will definitely go down as easily as a spoonful of sugar. Don't miss Mary Poppins at the cinema this July!
Kidadl in the Know
- Is there parking?
Yes – visitors will be seated in their own cars for the duration of the performance. All cars will be parked and spaced at least 2 metres apart. Tickets to Drive In screenings and performances are scanned through your closed car window, so there will be no contact at all!
- Are there baby-changing facilities?
Unfortunately, there are no baby changing facilities at The Drive In. This is in order to maintain strict hygiene standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Where to eat
If you're feeling peckish, there's a snack bar with food, drinks and other refreshments available. Orders can be made on your mobile and will be delivered straight to your car by a 1950s drive-in attendant in a safe and contact-free manner. Refreshments include popcorn, burgers, and more. You will receive instructions on how to place a food order using your mobile app when you arrive.
- Kidadl top tips
You're encouraged to wear a face mask and must keep a minimum 2-metre distance when using the toilet facilities. If you're wondering how you'll be able to hear the movie, sound will be broadcast straight to your car speakers via FM radio. If you don't have a car radio, you can use a portable radio device or a radio app available on your smartphone. More info will be provided when you arrive.
- Terms and conditions
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Tickets are scanned through your window to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Pricing is per vehicle, not per person.