A Fabulously Festive Christmas Drive-In Cinema Is Coming To Manchester Next Month

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

A Fabulously Festive Christmas Drive-In Cinema Is Coming To Manchester Next Month

Santa Claus is coming to town…

‘Twas the night before the end of lockdown, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Except Park N Party’s little elves – who’ve been working hard on something for us to enjoy when we can finally leave the house again.

Blessing us with bags full of Christmas spirit after an otherwise terrible year, the creators of Manchester’s sell-out ScareCity drive-in cinema are back for the festive period – and this time, they have a huge array of festive favourites screening throughout the run up to Christmas. It’s like an advent calendar, except with super Christmassy, heart-warming movies that are sure to get you in the mood for a (hopefully) normal Christmas.

Kicking off on 4th December, just one day after the November lockdown is set to lift, guests can enter a winter wonderland through ‘snow valley’, where you’ll find Santa’s workshop and his cheeky elves, before arriving at North Pole station for the movie. Filled with festive movies, entertainment and live actors – Father Christmas himself will be on hand to surprise the kids all month long. Not only that, but the entire affair is operating COVID-safe – with all guests required to stay in the comfort and safety of their own cars for the duration of the event. You know what that means? No one can judge you for wrapping up in your fluffy PJs and slippers and going to town on mince pies.

If you’re not a kid yourself and just want to tap into your own inner child, the movies are split out into ‘Naughty’ and ‘Nice’ screenings, with entertainment adapted for family-friendly audiences and adults who just love a bit of Christmas cheer. ‘Naughty’ screenings include Love Actually, Bad Santa and The Holiday, with ‘Nice’ screenings including classics such as The Polar Express, Elf and The Grinch. Tickets cost just £40 per vehicle, and you can pick up yours now.

Check out the full schedule:

14th December: Bad Santa 2
15th December: How The Grinch Stole Christmas
16th December: The Christmas Chronicles
17th December: Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s The Donkey
18th December: The Santa Clause
19th December: Elf
19th December: Home Alone
19th December: Last Christmas
20th December: The Grinch (2018)
20th December: Love Actually
21st December: Home Alone
21st December: Elf
21st December: The Holiday
22nd December: Polar Express
22nd December: A Christmas Carol (2009)
22nd December: Love Actually
23rd December: Arthur Christmas
23rd December: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
23rd December: The Holiday
24th December: The Polar Express
24th December: Elf
27th December: Elf
27th December: Die Hard
28th December: The Greatest Showman
28th December: The Invisible Man
29th December: Abominable (2019)
29th December: Dirty Dancing
30th December: Mary Poppins Returns
30th December: The Conjuring
31st December: Up
31st December: The Lion King (2019)

Get tickets before they’re gone 🎅

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