I've always fancied a trip to a drive-in cinema. It looks so fun, so romantic (and yes, so cheesy) when you see it in films and on the TV.
So when I heard that Rooftop Cinema Club were bringing drive-in cinema to Alexandra Palace, I had to go. After much deliberation, The Boy and I chose to see Back To The Future, a cinematic classic which I am ashamed to admit I had never seen until this momentous occasion. The Boy insisted it was perfect fodder for a drive-in cinema experience, and so the stage was set for a rainy Monday night.
|Rain did not stop play. (The film didn't start until 8pm, when it was darker than this).|
When you see drive-in cinemas in films, they are always set in hot, rainless countries, mainly America, where everyone had a roofless car. In Britain, it's a very different story, so the sound is played at a certain frequency, which everyone tunes into on their car radio.
|The Boy is chuffed with snacks (Ally Pally in the background).|
The cost for this particular drive-cinema experience in £22 per car, regardless of how many people are in the car. Whilst it's nice that they charge per car rather than per person, I imagine it would be uncomfortable/difficult for any backseat passengers to get a good view of the film.