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Thorpe Park gets drive-in cinema with scary movies for Halloween

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The Luna Drive In Cinema is opening a drive-in cinema at Thorpe Park to coincide with its Fright Nights events for Halloween, with spooky movies including Hocus Pocus, The Shining and Get Out.

The programme includes family-friendly films to be shown earlier in the evening, such as Goosebumps, Ghostbusters and The Addams Family.

Later screenings for adults include Halloween, Jaws, Final Destination, Scream, Hereditary, The Exorcist, The Purge, Cabin in the Woods, and Us.

George Wood, founder of the Luna Drive In Cinema, said: “We have been thrilled with the response to the launch of The Luna Drive-In Cinema that we were fortunate to be able to put on at a time when cinemas and outdoor events had to close.”

“It made complete sense to extend into the Halloween season and put on these events featuring both classic and modern-day horrors.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing The Luna Drive In to Thorpe Park for the first time as it’s synonymous with Halloween for so many of us.”

Scream at the Final Destination of Thorpe Park

The Luna Drive In Cinema is completely COVID-19 secure, with visitors able to remain in their own cars and remotely order Halloween-themed F&B, delivered by roller-skating waiters.

In addition, the Luna Drive In Cinema features state-of-the-art sound and screens, and guests receive their own wireless speakers to put on their dashboards.

The speakers are sanitised between uses, and visitors don’t need to use their own car radios for the screenings, meaning there’s no need to run car engines and drain the batteries.

Visitors to the Luna Drive In Cinema will also have their licence plates scanned on arrival before being directed to pre-assigned parking bays.

Following the global outbreak of COVID-19, drive-in or drive-through attractions are making a comeback as an innovative solution to social distancing challenges.

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Bea Mitchell

A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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