Calling all fans of classic movies! As the highest-rated film on IMDB ever, The Shawshank Redemption (rated 15) is known as one of the best movies of all time, and it's coming to the big screen at The Drive In in London this summer. Follow the compelling story of two prisoners who bond over a number of years and find solace and redemption at the Shawshank State Penitentiary - all while sat in the safety and comfort of your car.
If you want to introduce your older kids to some classic movies, this is the ideal opportunity! If they're already fans of Billy Wilder's Singin' in the Rain, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest, they'll love Shawshank, which stars Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins and Bob Gunton in a classic tale of bonding, making peace and finding redemption.
New this summer, the Drive In will be screening a range of films, from classic movies you know and love to massive blockbusters and comedy shows and everything in between. One of the greatest things about it is that the process is entirely contact-free, from scanning your ticket to setting up the film's audio in your car. Expect a top-of-the-range LED screen, a brilliant food delivery app serving American-style dishes and snacks via roller waiters and great entertainment - all from the safety and comfort of your own car. The Drive In offers a much-needed escape for those missing outdoor entertainment!
Could this be the best movie of all time? Book your tickets now and find out at The Drive In.
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.