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Drive-In Movies Back For Two Nights Only!

Published 27 June 2010

Londoners have no excuse for being bored. Being the thriving metropolis that it is, London offers its inhabitants the most brilliant attractions, events and opportunities. However there are many things that Londoners miss out on due to the dense population of their beloved home. Take for example, that retro delight: the drive-in cinema.

Although permanent drive-in cinemas are still in existence around the globe in places across North America, Canada, Australia and even Africa, permanent and temporary drive-ins in the UK are extremely rare, and even more so in London, where they are virtually extinct through the year.

But for two days this summer, the drive-in is back in London – thanks to a man named Damian Barr and car manufacturer Volvo. The Volvo Starlite Urban Drive-In will be open to the general public on the 2nd and 3rd July at iconic East London venue the Truman Brewery, showing retro classics Dirty Dancing and Grease respectively. Good news for those unable to drive – Volvo are supplying the seating, with 25 shiny new cars parked up for your viewing pleasure. The line-up of cars Include the XC60 crossover, the new C30 Sports Coupe and C70 coupe/convertible *gasp!* Not only that – there will be roller skating waitresses around to take orders for popcorn and drinks. All you have to do is turn up and have an amazing night, and pray for good weather.

Unfortunately, booking is closed on the official website due to tickets selling out in less than a minute on the release day, back on 1st June. However, Volvo are holding a competition on their Facebook and Twitter pages in which you can win tickets for the Starlite Urban Drive-in, as well as on the Volvo Starlite Urban Drive-In page (links can be found below). More tickets are also being released on the event days, so keep your peepers on the official and Facebook sites for a chance to win!

In the meantime, keep those leather jackets and pencil skirts on standby and cross those fingers!

The Volvo Starlite Urban Drive-In (2nd-3rd July)
The Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL

Official Website: www.starliteurbandrivein.co.uk

To enter the competition for a chance to win tickets for the drive-in movies, visit the Starlight Urban Drive-in Facebook page and write “Lucky Draw” on the wall.