Drive in cinema to open in Doncaster this Christmas

A drive in cinema will open in Doncaster this Christmas.
A drive in cinema will open in Doncaster this Christmas.

A drive in cinema is to open in Doncaster this Christmas.

The Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, which describes itself as the UK's biggest drive in cinema, has revealed plans to offer a drive-in movie service in Doncaster this festive season.

The cinema, which is understood to be based alongside Doncaster Racecourse, will offer a variety of festive films on a big screen in an outdoor setting. The venue is totally unconnected to Doncaster Racecourse however and it is thought the cinema will operate on the Straight Mile.

Posting on its Facebook page, the Scarborough based firm announced: "We are very pleased to announce that we are coming to Doncaster with our Christmas themed drive-in cinema!"

Drive-in cinemas are where moviegoers can watch films from the comfort of their own car on a big screen.

Founded in 2014, the outdoor cinema specialists now operate a number of locations across the UK.

Based mainly within Yorkshire, the firm offers both permanent locations and mobile events, screening both the latest blockbusters and classic films.

A statement on the firm's Facebook page said: "Moonlight Drive-in Cinema is a unique outdoor cinema attraction that provides a high quality digital cinema experience in the comfort of your own personal space.

"Moonlight Drive-in Cinema opened its doors for the first time in July 2015 and by providing a cinema experience with a difference we are giving our customers a re-invented way of enjoying a new release or an old classic."

Drive-in cinemas are well-known as an American institution and their peak popularity came in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with some 4,000 drive-ins spread across the United States.

Further details of times, films and how to book are expected to be released in the coming weeks.