Drive in movie set to return to Telford this spring

After two previous successful drive in movie events, this unique and iconic experience returns to Telford on Monday 30 May.

Telford & Wrekin Council and Telford Shopping Centre are pleased to announce that they will be hosting another three popular family movies.

Film fans will be able to relax in the comfort of their own car and enjoy a classic movie as Telford Shopping Centre’s Red Oak car park (by McDonalds) is transformed into a drive in cinema.

Three films will be shown during the afternoon and into the evening: family friendly film Despicable Me 2 will be shown from 2pm, ‘80s classic Dirty Dancing will be on  screen from 5.30pm and the recently released Star Wars: The Force Awakens film will finish the evening off, from 8.30pm.

The selection of films means that there will be something for everyone, making it a great opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the drive in movie experience.

To listen to the film viewers tune the car radio in to hear all the action through their car speakers.

There will be food and drink available to purchase on the day or why not bring along a picnic and a flask to enjoy in the car.

Wherever cars are parked they will all be sure of a great view of the screen. Each car will be parked according to size to maximize the view for all and whether you fill (to their legal allowance) a two-seater sports car or a seven seater MPV the price remains the same.

Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, said: “We’re really excited that we’re able to bring back the drive in movie experience that proved so popular. 

“Two years ago film fans turned out in their hundreds to enjoy the drive in movie experience and we’re excited to be able to offer this again.”

Tracy Hadley, Marketing and Events Manager at Telford Shopping Centre added “We are extremely pleased to be hosting this family event and to be working in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council.”

Tickets are on sale right now and can be booked online at www.theplacetelford.com, by calling the Box Office on 01952 382382, or in person from the Customer Service Desks in Wrekin Square and Shopmobility in Telford Shopping Centre, or by visiting the Box Office at The Place.

Tickets are £20 per car (plus £2 admin fee) per film so whether it’s a romantic evening for two or a fun filled car full of four or more, the price remains the same.