Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company in partnership with Underground Cinema have launched Dublin’s first drive-in cinema ahead of the St. Patrick’s bank holiday weekend. The Drive In is located inside the standage area of the Ferry Terminal at Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
Family favourite Grease will kick off the screenings on Saturday (15.03.2014) at 7pm followed by classic thriller Jaws at 9pm. There will be a further four screenings over the over the course of the weekend including:
- Back to the Future on Sunday, 16th March at 7pm
- The Usual Suspects on Sunday, 16th March at 9pm
- The Goonies on Monday, 17th March at 7pm
- The Commitments on Monday, 17th March at 9pm.
Tickets can be booked online at www.underground-cinema.com/drive-in-movies or at the Drive In on the day and each screening will take up to 80 cars. 20 pedestrian tickets are also available for each screening. On arrival, audience members check in at the Drive In and have the opportunity to order snacks including pizza from Dún Laoghaire pizzeria ‘Bits and Pizzas’. Staff will then direct cars to their parking location where the audience can tune into the radio frequency displayed on the screen.
Commenting today, JP Montgomery, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company said: “One of our key responsibilities in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is to maintain and enhance the recreational value of the Harbour. Bringing the first drive-in cinema to Dublin has been an exciting undertaking for us and will undoubtedly deliver a significant economic benefit to the town. The Harbour has such potential as a tourism destination and we anticipate a great level of activity over the bank holiday weekend. Ticket sales for the Drive In have been excellent with people and families coming from all over the country.
Four screenings are planned for the end of March as well as further screenings later in the year. March screenings include:
- Despicable Me 2 on Saturday, 29th March at 7pm.
- Alien on Saturday, 29th March at 9pm.
- Monsters University on Sunday, 30th March at 7.45pm
- Casablanca on Sunday, 30th March 30th at 9.45pm