‘Blow the doors off’ and ‘have the time of your life’ at two Drive-in Movies at Beacon Park this May.

After the success of Grease, the first ever Drive-in Movie at Beacon Park that took place in the summer of 2017, Lichfield District Council will be offering audiences two films in May and two more in August.

The first drive-in movie of the year is the cult British comedy, The Italian Job (1969), which will play at Beacon Park on Saturday 12 May. Rated a PG, the film stars Michael Caine who plays a former prisoner who is planning a ‘big job’ to steal gold bars in Italy with the help of a criminal gang, mini cars and traffic chaos.

The second drive-in movie of 2018, is the much loved film Dirty Dancing that will be screened at Beacon Park on Saturday 19 May. Rated a 15, Dirty Dancing follows ‘Baby’ Houseman (Jennifer Grey) as she goes on a journey of self-discovery with the help of dancer Johnny, played by Patrick Swayze. The films will play on a giant inflatable screen, and movie-goers simply need to tune their car radios in to hear the soundtrack.

There will also be a reserved area in front of the cars for on foot ticket holders to bring along chairs and enjoy the film outside. Movie meals and cinema snacks will be on offer.

Gates will open at 12noon to allow audience members to park up and enjoy all that Beacon Park and Lichfield has to offer. Both films will then start at around 9.15pm.

Two more drive-in movies are planned in the summer. These are Top Gun on Friday 10 August and Pretty Woman on Saturday 11 August, which will both play at around 9pm.

Entry to the drive-ins is by pre-booked ticket only. It costs £25 a car per movie and £5 for on foot customers, with the option of hiring a headset for £3 and a paying a further £15 refundable deposit on the night.

Tickets are on sale now for all four drive-in movies and can be booked in person at the Lichfield Garrick Box Office, over the phone by calling 01543 412121, or online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com.

To find out more about the Drive-in Movies at Beacon Park, including a series of frequently asked questions, visit www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/drivein.