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The Troubadour Drive In to bring cinema back to London

Dirty Dancing, The Terminator, La La Land and more are scheduled.

The Troubadour Drive In has announced a season of five films to be shown throughout July 2020.

Pairing modern cinema with the nostalgia of the iconic American drive-in experience, the events will offer contact-free opportunities to catch cult classics and Hollywood greats on the big screen.

Promising live actors, classic cinema refreshments, and great entertainment, The Troubadour Drive In season will begin with Dirty Dancing on 4 July 2020, before offering screenings of The Terminator, La La Land, The Shawshank Redemption, The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Get Out and more.

Tickets will be scanned through the closed car window, with spaces set two metres apart at all times. The sound will be broadcast directly through the car stereo (details of which will be provided on the day), with refreshments available to order through a designated app and safely delivered by the drive-in assistants.

Restrooms will be available if needed, with the audience asked to respect the two-metre distance. These will be cleaned between every use.

Located at Troubadour Meridian Water, Hawley Road, London, The Troubadour Drive In will be presenting the following films:


The Troubadour Drive In Schedule

Dirty Dancing (15)

Nobody puts Baby in the corner! Dirty Dancing follows Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) as she falls for her dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) whilst on holiday in the Catskills.

Showing:
4 July 2020 – 19:30
14 July 2020 – 19:30
24 July 2020 – 19:30

Bad Boys For Life (15)

Miami detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) return to face off against mother-and-son drug lords who are wreaking vengeful havoc on the city.

Showing:
4 July 2020 – 22:40
16 July 2020 – 19:00
31 July 2020 – 22:40

The Terminator (18)

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a time-travelling cyborg-assassin sent back to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). This cult 1984 film from James Cameron (AvatarTitanic) kickstarted the long-running franchise and remains hugely influential in action movie circles.

Showing:
5 July 2020 – 19:30

1917 (15)

Sam Mendes’ Academy Award winner follows two soldiers as they race against time to deliver a message to stop 1,600 men from walking into a deadly trap.

Showing:
6 July 2020 – 19:00
15 July 2020 – 19:00
26 July 2020 – 14:30

La La Land (12A)

Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, this Academy Award-winning musical-drama from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, The Eddy) follows the equally turbulent careers and relationship between a jazz musician and aspiring actress in Hollywood.

Showing:
9 July 2020 – 19:00
18 July 2020 – 14:30
30 July 2020 – 19:00

The Shawshank Redemption (15)

Based on Stephen King’s novella, The Shawshank Redemption stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as prisoners who forge a close friendship while serving hard time in the titular US prison.

Showing:
10 July 2020 – 19:00

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (15)

This 1994 comedy-drama from down under follows two drag queens (Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce) and a transgender woman (Terence Stamp) on their off-kilter trip across Australia aboard their tour bus, Priscilla.

Showing:
11 July 2020 – 19:30

Get Out (15)

Jordan Peele’s eerie debut feature film stars Daniel Kaluuya as an unsuspecting African-American boyfriend visiting his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time.

Showing:
5 July 2020 – 22:50

Back To The Future (PG)

The celebrated classic stars Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, who is accidentally sent thirty years back in time where – meeting his future parents – he must be careful not to destroy his future.

Showing:
6 July 2020 – 22:30
9 July 2020 – 15:30
12 July 2020 – 22:00

The Shining (15)

Stanley Kubrick’s psychological horror stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, who along with his family reside in a sinister, isolated hotel during the winter months.

Showing:
8 July 2020 – 21:45

Blade Runner (15)

Ridley Scott’s science fiction epic stars Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, who in a dystopian future is tasked with tracking down a fugitive group of bio-engineered replicants.

Showing:
9 July 2020 – 22:40

Grease (PG)

The 1978 cult musical stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, who develop an attraction from opposite sides of the tracks.

Showing:
5 July 2020 – 16:00
10 July 2020 – 22:55

The Goonies (12A)

A young group of misfits discover an ancient map and head out on to find hidden treasure in this acclaimed 1985 adventure comedy.

Showing:
7 July 2020 – 23:00
12 July 2020 – 18:30

Bridesmaids (15)

Maid of Honor Annie (Kristen Wiig) struggles to maintain her friendship with bride-to-be Lillian (Maya Rudolph) as she battles her fellow bridesmaids, overwhelming stress and undercooked food in this smart comedy.

Showing:
17 July 2020 – 17:10

It (15)

Stephen King’s unsettling tale is transformed for the big screen by director Andy Muschietti. The first of the two part series, It follows a group of seven friends who are terrorised by a sewer-dwelling demon who makes their darkest fears reality.

Showing:
14 July 2020 – 22:50

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (15)

The sequel to 2008’s Mamma MiaHere We Go Again takes place five years after the event of the first film, and continues the upbeat blend of ABBA’s music with a heartfelt story.

Showing:
7 July 2020 – 14:30
12 July 2020 – 15:00
15 July 2020 – 22:35


Tickets for The Troubadour Drive In are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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