Greatest Showman screens at Fife's first drive-in cinema

Wedding venue launches new venture with weekend of family films

Friday, 14th August 2020, 12:30 pm
The Greatest Showman screens at Fife's first drive-in cinema

Fife’s first drive-in cinema opens this month.

The [email protected] launches at Pratis Barns. Near Leven, on Friday, August 28.

It will host an opening weekend line-up of classic family and blockbuster films as well as serving up an in-car dining menu.

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Patrick and Nicola Gilmour, owners of Pratis Barns

Venue owners of Pratis Barns, Patrick and Nicola Gilmour, normally host weddings, but have made the switch after coronavirus lockdown had a huge impact on the industry

Patrick said: “We have a large, beautiful space here at Pratis Barns and were looking for a fun and sociable idea to bring people together in a safe way.

“The drive-in cinema experience is a great opportunity for a family outing, a different kind of girls’ night out, or a classic date night. It certainly isn’t a standard cinema trip!”

Dirty Dancing screens at Fife's first drive-in cinema

He added: “Who doesn’t love a great movie, good company and delicious food at the weekend?”

The food on offer will include woodfired pizzas from Fallones and a selection of favourites prepared by event host and professional chef, Patrick Gilmour. Coffee and cakes will also be provided by Land Rover converted, Defender Blender.

Entry tickets will include a £10 money off voucher for purchase of food and drink at the event.

The outdoor cinema will feature a 10m x 5m LED screen which is the latest in technology and ensures great viewing in both day and night light. The soundtrack will be played through the cars’ FM stereo system.

Pixar's classic, Up, screens at Fife's first drive-in cinema

The drive-in movies kick-off with Pixar’s acclaimed Up at 5:00pm followed by Dirty Dancing at 9:00pm.

Saturday’s bill will feature Despicable Me at noon, The Greatest Showman at 4:00pm and Rocketman at 9:00pm.

Sunday will round off the weekend’s event with Toy Story at noon, Grease at 4:00pm and the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga version of the hit A Star is Born at 9:00pm.

Tickets priced £35 per car (including booking fee)

Car parking spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Vehicles accommodating up to seven passengers can attend.

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