June 15th saw the U.K. begin to emerge from the trappings of COVID-19 lockdown and as part of that first wave of lifting restrictions, drive-in cinemas were given the green light to open their gates.
Nightflix Drive-In Cinema kicked-off screenings June 19th and has gone on to top UK & Ireland cinema ticket sales for June as cinema goers have flocked to its site in Colchester. From day one demand was high, leading to the site’s capacity being increased to meet demand on the majority of screenings across the month.
Ian Brown, Managing Director, INDY Cinema Group: “We were delighted this week to be contacted by distribution to let us know that Nightflix in Colchester was the busiest performing cinema in the United Kingdom and Ireland for June. It is a fantastic operation and one that we are very proud to be working with / programming for and given its ambition I can only see these numbers getting better in the future.”
As the wider U.K. cinema industry readies itself for its gradual reopening’s across the month of July, Nightflix Drive-In Cinema July screenings are already on sale for their Tollgate West, Colchester site and are beginning to sell out. In addition, tomorrow (July 3 rd ) sees the opening of their Newark Showground site in the Midlands. Films on show range from classics such as “Dirty Dancing” and “The Lost Boys” through to more recent releases such as “Bad Boys for Life” and “1917”, and fun musical favourites such as “Mamma Mia!”, “La La Land” and “Rocketman”.
Nightflix Founder, John Sullivan: “It is becoming clear that as lockdown regulations have begun to ease, people have been craving the cinema going experience. Drive-in cinemas, where audiences can experience a film in their own car, represents not only a fun ‘al-fresco’ experience all of its own but also the perfect ‘social isolating bubble’ which can continue to offer the public cinema-going options as the wider industry begins to awaken. Nightflix will continue offering amazing classic movies and, when available, we hope to be screening latest blockbusters in our venues – which we plan to expand to even more locations around the United Kingdom.”
Nightflix Drive-In Cinema was founded in 2019 operating several successful events across the country. Nightflix is continuing to expand operations with the aim of becoming the most engaging & community orientated drive-in cinema operator in the U.K.
Tickets for screenings at both sites are on sale at www.nightflix.co.uk.