Less than two weeks until the Halloween Drive In Movie!!
Telford & Wrekin Council’s Halloween Drive In Movie is less than two weeks away – and film buffs are being urged to snap up tickets as soon as possible.
The outdoor movie extravaganza in The International Centre car park on Friday 31 October features four Halloween inspired box office hits.
The show opens with Walt Disney’s animated musical fantasy comedy Frozen (PG), the highest grossing animated film of all time. This now has a confirmed start time of 2pm, with gates opening at 1pm.
Frozen is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen and tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer and a hapless snowman.
The second film of the day is Hotel Transylvania (U) which tells the tale of spooky goings on at Dracula’s resort in Transylvania, where monsters bring their families to holiday far from human civilisation.
Dracula invites his most frightening friends, including Frankenstein's monster, Mummy, a Werewolf family and the Invisible Man, to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis.
When an ordinary 21 year old traveller named Jonathan stumbles across the ghoulish celebrations, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn there is a human in the castle.
The film’s confirmed screen time is 6pm, with gates opening at 5pm, making it the perfect tea-time treat for children of all ages this half term.
The third film is the cult 1975 classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15). The comedy horror is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies on the late 1930s.
It gained notoriety soon after release when American audiences started dressing as the characters and talking back to the screen.
It now has a large international cult following and is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies of all time.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s confirmed screen time is 8.30pm with gates opening at 8pm.
The culmination of a fantastic day’s viewing is one of the all time classic horror films, Wes Craven’s supernatural slasher movie A Nightmare On Elm Street (18).
Set in the fictional mid western town of Springwood, Ohio, the plot of the 1984 film revolves around several teenagers who are killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger.
The critically acclaimed film has been hailed for its ability to transgress the boundaries between the imaginary and the real, toying with audience perceptions.
A Nightmare On Elm Street has a confirmed screen time of 11pm with gates opening at 10.30pm.
There will be food and drink available to purchase at the Drive In Movie from the host Telford International Centre Catering Team and all the restaurants and bars in Southwater will be open by then for people to visit in between screenings.
The screen is the biggest of its kind in the world. As with the sold out two night showing of Grease and Top Gun in May, cars will be parked according to size to maximise the view for all. The price is the same regardless of the size of car.
Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, said: “There is only two weeks to go for people to snap up tickets for what is set to be a fantastic experience – it was a huge success last time and we feel we have put together a fantastic line up of films and there should be something which appeals to all ages.
“Tickets sold out for the last event so don’t leave it till the last minute to make your plans for the Halloween half term.”
The drive in movie costs £20 per car per film plus a £2 admin fee. Tickets can be booked online on The Place website or by calling the ticket office on 01952 382382 or by visiting the ticket office at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place in person. Tickets can also be bought at Southwater One.