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Location revealed for Bristol’s first drive-in cinema

By martin booth, Friday May 22, 2020

Bristol’s first drive-in cinema is coming this summer to somewhere more used to hosting sport and outdoor music concerts.

With the coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to the usual events hosted at Ashton Gate Stadium, however, the venue has teamed up with an outdoor cinema specialist for four nights of family-friendly films.

Subject to the latest government guidelines, the Winterstoke Road car park will host the drive-in cinema over one weekend in July and one weekend in August, with the films due to be announced soon.

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Punters will not need to leave the comfort of their own cars on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25; and Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22.

Movie-goers will park in front of a 10-metre wide inflatable screen provided by Skylight Cinema in the car park, which has previously been the home to the Euro and World Cup fan villages.

Food and drink will able to be ordered, with in-car Bluetooth speaker technology to ensure the best audio quality.

The screenings at Ashton Gate are from a different company to a previously announced drive-in cinema from @AtTheDriveIn coming coming to an as-yet unannounced Bristol location from August 27 to 30.

In April, a mobile Bristol Ambulance crew based itself in the car park to provide NHS staff with a Covid-19 swab test.

Main photo: JMP

Read more: NHS staff can get tested for coronavirus at Ashton Gate

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