A new drive-in cinema experience has landed in Liverpool
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Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn is on a bumper 126 show tour of 13 cities across the UK this summer, including Liverpool from 26 – 30 August.
The eagerly awaited series invites passengers of all ages to pull up, sit back and enjoy blockbuster movies, games hosted by Suzuki, comedy and music as well as delicious Americana- themed food, drink and treats served up car-side by delivery app Just Eat from TGI Friday’s and Ben & Jerry’s.
All entertainment will be beamed straight into guests’ car radios – with safe social-distancing practices in place – to provide a much-needed escape for those missing outdoors entertainment as the UK starts to exit lockdown.
Not just a trip out to the movies, Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn will offer the ultimate entertainment experience for the socially distant era, as passengers enjoy a programme of interactive games, comedy and food & drink delivery at the touch of a button.
Each location will feature screenings played out on a top-of-the-range LED screen with audio played directly into car radios. Movies are a selection of retro classics and critically-acclaimed hits for all ages including Grease, Back To The Future, Joker, A Star Is Born, Toy Story and Lion King.
A number of interactive games will have audiences dancing and honking their horns as Suzuki hosts Lucky Licence Plates, a car-themed take on bingo with prizes to be won; Suzuki Dance Cam which encourages passengers to bust a move on screen; and Suzuki Says, which sees drivers reaching in unison for the hazards, full beam, wipers and culminating in a wave of headlights.
Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn have joined forces with the award winning stand-up comedy production Jericho Comedy to enlist the very best comedians for each stop of the summer tour. The summer line-up features an accomplished list of performers who have appeared on the likes of Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo and include Lou Sanders, Ahir Shah, Alex Farrow, Chelsea Birkby and more.
Food & Drink
Just Eat, @TheDriveIn’s official food delivery app partner, will be delivering Drive-In dining joy by helping guests to order Americana-inspired food from TGI Friday’s and Ben & Jerry’s. Meals will be delivered straight to guests’ cars by the Just Eat delivery team as they sit back and enjoy the film.
Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn is a new series from Mainstage Festivals, an events company with over 20 years experience in producing shows across the UK and the rest of the world including Snowboxx, Kala, ION, Explorations, Snowboxx New Zealand and more.
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Speaking about the launch of the tour, Alan Crofton, @TheDriveIn Organiser, said:
“We can’t wait for ticket-holders to experience what we have in store. We know many people across the nation have been eagerly awaiting a chance to experience entertainment in the post-lockdown world and we’ve pulled out all the stops for the ultimate drive-in experience. It’s going to be special!”
Dale Wyatt, Director of Automobiles, Suzuki, said:
“We are incredibly excited to offer families up and down the country a chance to relax, have fun, and enjoy their night out – all from the comfort and safety of their car. The Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn experience is more than just a movie – we’ve created a range of exciting games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. From ‘Lucky Licence Plates’ to ‘Suzuki Dance Cam’ – attendees can win prizes and see themselves up on the big screen. Suzuki has always had a unique personality and sense of fun and as we tour the UK, we hope to bring that feeling to families joining us this summer.”