March 1, 2017

Pinewood Studios – Drive in Movies

pinewoodPinewood Studios now hosts the world’s largest cinema screen for showing its series of Drive-In movies, starting with The Omen and The Shining this Halloween on Saturday 31 October 2009.

From The Bourne Ultimatum to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mamma Mia! to Superman, Pinewood and its sister studio Shepperton have helped create each film in the Drive-In series. Other titles being shown include Bridget Jones’ Diary, Slumdog Millionaire, Gladiator, Dr Strangelove and Batman Begins.

Pinewood has transformed its unique outdoor water filming facility into the world’s largest cinema screen, sized 73.1M wide x 18.3M in height. A delicious range of hot and cold refreshments will be delivered via waitress service directly to each car.

Comments Pinewood’s Group Corporate Affairs Director Andrew Smith “Both Pinewood and Shepperton have played a part in some of the most iconic feature films ever made and we’re delighted to be able to showcase these in such a spectacular way for the British public to enjoy.”

Tickets available from – VIP tickets – £55 per car include VIP parking and service. Standard tickets – £35 per car. All tickets limited to 4 persons per car.

Pinewood’s Drive-In – Schedule

Showing on Saturday 31 Oct:
The Omen (1976) – cert 15
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
In this chilling supernatural 70′s thriller, a US ambassador (Gregory Peck) discovers his son Damian is the antichrist.

The Shining (1980) – cert 15
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
One of the few genuinely atmospheric horror films, Jack Nicholson plays the terrifying recovering alcoholic Jack Torrence who takes his family to an isolated, evil hotel for the winter.

Showing on Sunday 1 Nov:
Dr Strangelove (1964) – cert PG
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
Peter Sellers takes on three roles in Kubrick’s political satire about a deranged General who orders a nuclear attack on Russia. A timeless and still relevant classic laced with intelligent and insightful humour.

Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) – cert 15
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
Renee Zellweger plays the neurotic, thirty something, single Londoner who struggles with her weight, problems at work and relationships with men in this classic chick-flick.

Showing on Saturday 7 Nov:
Mission: Impossible (1996) cert 15
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
Inspired by the vintage TV espionage drama, Tom Cruise stars as spy Ethan Hunt, whose mission, should he choose to accept, is to prevent the theft of a computer file from American double agents. Director Brian De Palma applies superb visceral style to sensational, action-packed chase sequences throughout this blockbuster thriller.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
cert 18
Opens 19.45 for 20.30 start
Tom Cruise stars Dr. Bill Harford whose comfortable world is turned upside down when his wife’s fantasies (Nicole Kidman) lead him into a dangerous nether world of sexual obsession. Enigmatic, unsettling and intelligent, this is a towering final achievement to Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant career.

Showing on Sunday 8 Nov
Atonement (2007) cert 15
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
Based on Ian McEwan’s acclaimed romance novel, the consequences are huge when a 13-year-old falsely accuses her older sister’s boyfriend of a terrible crime. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, and Brenda Blethyn star in this boldly unconventional period melodrama.

Mamma Mia! (2008) Cert PG
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
Meryl Streep, Pearce Brosnan and Colin Firth star in one of the most popular films of recent years featuring 20 hit songs by ABBA including Dancing Queen and Super Trouper.

Showing on Saturday 14 Nov:
Planet of the Apes (2001) cert 12
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
Tim Burton’s slick reinvention of the cult classic features Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth and a cameo by original Apes star Charlton Heston. Astronauts crash-land on a futuristic world where apes rule and humans are oppressed in this sci-fi thriller.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Cert PG
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
Meryl Streep, Pearce Brosnan and Colin Firth star in one of the most popular films of recent years featuring 20 hit songs by ABBA including Dancing Queen and Super Trouper.

Showing Sunday 15 Nov:
Children of Men (2006) – cert 15
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
Humanity is on the brink of extinction in Alfonso Cuarón’s explosively violent apocalyptic sci-fi set in Britain. Starring Clive Owen, Michael Caine and Julianne Moore, Cuarón has created the thinking person’s future-nightmare thriller.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – cert 15
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
Danny Boyle’s breathlessly exciting rags-to-riches story swept the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony. The life story of a Mumbai orphan is told through an episode of India’s ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’.

Showing Saturday 21 Nov:
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) cert 12
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne who dodges new assassins whilst facing his past. A pounding, pulsating thriller directed by Paul Greengrass.

Gladiator (2000) – cert 15
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
Huge in scope and endlessly exciting, Russell Crowe stars in this multi Oscar-winning, sword and sandals epic directed by Ridley Scott.

Showing Sunday 22 Nov:
V for Vendetta (2005) cert 15
Opens 15.30 for 16.15 start
The makers of The Matrix present a visually attractive futuristic thriller adapted from Alan Moore’s graphic novel starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving and Stephen Fry amongst others. A shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society, provoking thought about the machinations of government.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) cert U
Opens 19.30 for 20.15 start
Kubrick’s sci-fi spectacular stands as one of the greatest achievements ever made on celluloid. Transcending its genre to examine the basis of human existence, the masterpiece is laced with stunning sets and a brilliant soundtrack with the power to overwhelm and mystify.

Showing Saturday 28 Nov:
Batman Begins (2005) cert 12
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
A bold and brilliant superhero movie, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins takes the caped crusader (Christian Bale) back to his origins, penetrating to the dark and troubled depths of the Batman legend

Notting Hill (1999) cert 15
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant play a Hollywood megastar and a shy London bookseller she falls in love with in this charming romantic comedy. From the writer of Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Showing Sunday 29 Nov:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – cert PG
Opens 15.30 for 16.15 start
The boy wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to Hogwarts for his third year where he’s sought by the freshly escaped and famously evil Sirius Black (Gary Oldman). Funny, thrilling and enchanting, this fantastical world of Harry Potter is laced with seamless effects and spectacular sets.

Love Actually (2003) – cert 15
Opens 19.30 for 20.15 start
Richard Curtis’ romantic Christmas comedy about a series of interconnected love stories stars Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Keira Knightley amongst others. Warm, bittersweet and hilarious, this is lovely, actually.

Showing Saturday 5 Dec:
Opens 16.00 for 16.45 start
The Fifth Element (1997) cert PG
Luc Besson’s sci-fi space romp starring Bruce Willis Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman provides an impressive mix of action, adventure and comedy. Prepare for a mind-blowing, jaw-dropping visual experience as an enormous fireball of badness speeds toward the Earth threatening to consume and destroy the planet.

Superman (1978) cert PG
Opens 20.00 for 20.45 start
The classic comic book superhero comes to the big screen with a lush, epic feel, a witty script and a perfectly cast Christopher Reeve. Watch Superman where he learnt to fly.

Showing Sunday 6 Dec:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) cert PG
Opens 15.30 for 16.15 start
Packed with candy-coloured visuals, Tim Burton’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is an enchanting delight. Johnny Depp shines as the oddball chocolatier who takes five lucky children around the world’s most magnificent chocolate factory.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) – cert 18
Opens 19.30 for 20.15 start
Kubrick’s hyper-violent, epic Vietnam war story masterfully captures the absurd dehumanisation of wartime. The film follows a squad of US Marines through their initial training and then during action in Vietnam.

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  • Kingsley

    Splendid! So splendid!