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Fancy watching a movie at the queen’s place?


Agence France-Presse

 /  Sat, September 12, 2020  /  09:03 am
Fancy watching a movie at the queen’s place?

Queen Elizabeth II's private Sandringham House estate in the south east of the United Kingdom. (Shutterstock/Chris Jenner)

Queen Elizabeth II will open the gates of her royal estate in Norfolk to movie buffs with wheels: A royal drive-in at the price of £32.50 (around $42) per car.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the renaissance of drive-in events throughout the world. Widely popular in the United States, drive-ins have spread to Europe these past few months, especially for cultural events where physical distancing is required.

The trend is even extending to the queen of England herself, who is set to host film screenings in her private Sandringham House estate in the south east of the United Kingdom.

Read also: Social distance cinema: 'Grease' draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

A selection of Oscar-winning films

Visitors in their cars will be able to park at Sandringham Country Park from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, where they will be provided with transmitters to hear the movie audio in their vehicle. A giant LED screen will confer cinematic quality to this drive-in experience.

Sam Mendes’ 1917 will be the first film presented during this outdoor event on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m., followed by Oscar-winning picture Rocketman by Dexter Fletcher at 9 p.m. The very first installment of Toy Story, as well as the musical The Greatest Showman and Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody will be on view the next day. For the last day of drive-in screenings, Moana, cult musical Grease and Oscar-winning A Star is Born will end the weekend.

Guests can already book their tickets online. General admission costs £32.50 per car, but one can upgrade their drive-in night with private access to a deckchair, table and popcorn delivered to the side of their vehicle for an extra £7.50 (around $9) per person. First-come, first-placed policy will apply, all while respecting physical distancing guidelines.

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