A drive-in near London opens with world’s largest screen.
Drive-ins always bring back in my mind the scene in Grease when Sandy leaves Danny. In the 1950’s, drive-ins were the place to go for a good night out. Going to watch a movie came close to meaning going to the drive-in. They became a symbol for the 1950’s and 1960’s America.
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Today, people tend to think that drive-ins belong to the past. Yet they didn’t vanish from the face of earth. Drive-ins have indeed disapeared in most of european coutries. However, dozens of them remain open. There are quite a few in the US and some in countries such as Australia, China, and Canada. You can find a whole list of them here.
This month a new drive-in opens at Pinewood Studios, 20 miles away from London. For the occasion, they built the world’s largest screen. Their programmation is quite interesting. The Shining, The Fifth Element, Gladiator, and Batman Begins are among the films that are on the schedule.
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So if you are in the mood to relive or get taste of the experience, Pinewood Studios is the place to check out. By the way, these were also the studio where part of Casino Royal was shot and they also contributed to all the films they’re showing.
The first screening will be on October 31st.