With more and more drive-in events cropping up across the globe, Ireland has now taken the driver’s seat with a number of drive-in events now taking place across the country.
The RDS would usually be preparing itself for a slew of Summer concerts and of course the famed Dublin Horse Show but this year they’re offering something a little different but by no means less entertaining. Driveinmovies has come to town and has proved to be a huge hit since commencing in June, offering daily showings of a number of classic movies across a wide range of genre’s ensuring that there is something for everybody.
Classic Drive In Cinema’s are set to bring the drama to the west of Ireland and hope to bring that celebratory mood when their first showing takes place on the 4th of July. They’ll be kicking things off at Castlegar’s GAA club in Galway, showing familiar favourites such as Grease and Forrest Gump also offering food and drink combos giving customers that full cinema experience.
The south-west of the country is spoiled for choice when it comes to the world of drive-in entertainment with one of the nations most renowned venues the Gleneagle INEC Arena swapping the glamour of the stage for the concrete of the carpark, bringing live music to you from the safety of your car. So far, Irish stars Gavin James and Bernard Casey are slated to perform on the 8th and 9th of August respectively.
Midlands Drive-In Movies are making sure that the counties situated towards the belly of the country don’t miss out on the action as they’ve been bringing the big screen on something of an Irish tour, stopping off in Laois, Westmeath, Cork, Offaly and Athlone with the majority of their showings centred towards family days out.
A whole host of other countries around Europe have also brought plenty of great drive-in entertainment to the table. In the U.K, Utilita Live From The Drive-In will see some of the biggest names In music perform live on stage backed by a full concert production, they will also offer family events for children, West End theatre productions, interactive science shows, DJs and TV stars from children’s television.
German Handball Club TUSEM Essen hosted a drive-in cinema to celebrate coming 1st place in Germany’s top professional handball league Handball-Bundesliga. The team invited hundreds of fans in red and white decorated cars to celebrate the promotional heroes of the past season as they watched tributes, messages and footage on the big screen.
Meanwhile in Denmark, a series of Drive In gigs have been running since April alongside films, family events and comedy nights. The site in Tangkrogen Park can hold up to 500 cars who can all tune into audio using their FM radio.
In Amsterdam the Thuishaven Drive Thru Festival took place on a regular party site, with timed entry, food and drink stalls, a car wash and DJs providing the entertainment.