Christmas Movies to watch at The Drive In

Christmas is saved! Say “Bah Humbug” to Tier 3, pack your car with gorgeous goodies and follow the star of wonder (or your satnav) all the way to The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water. This is one slice of festive fun that’s very much allowed! Capture that 1950s American drive in movie spirit in a safe, secure and most importantly FUN night or day out this festive season. Drive In Cinema is unaffected by tier 3 rules so it’s perfect way to enjoy a cool Yule!

Never been to a drive-in movie? Then you’re in for a treat! The Troubadour brings back the nostalgia of Hollywood’s golden age in a shared experience where you’re totally safe and completely in control. This is the ultimate outdoor cinema experience – and you’ll still be snug, cosy and warm. We’ve rounded up the best classic movies on offer this Christmas plus some top tips to make your Drive In sleighing go with a swing!

The entrance to The Drive In is just off the A406, on Harbet Road, Edmonton, North London. Enter the postcode, N18 3QQ, in your satnav, and you’ll be there in no time.

Screenings

A Muppet Christmas Carol

There is literally nothing better on Christmas Eve than watching Kermit and Miss Piggy swapping Manhattan for Ye Olde London Town! Singing mice, snowy rooftops and Waldorf & Statler camping it up Christmas-style is way more fun than waiting in for Santa (and you’ll still be home in time to hang up your stocking)!

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
Christmas Eve – 4pm

Elf

Buddy, a human, is raised amongst elves at the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
16/19/20/21/24 Dec – times vary

The Holiday

The perfect Christmas movie date! Two women from different countries swap homes for the holidays to get away from their relationship issues. However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local guys.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
19 & 22 Dec – times vary

Onward

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
21/26/28 Dec – times vary

Home Alone

A holiday classic! An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
17 & 24 Dec – times vary

Christmas with the Kranks

The Kranks scandalise everyone when they declare that they won’t be celebrating Christmas. But, when their daughter decides to visit home, they get off on a mad rush to organise a spanking Christmas.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
22 Dec – 6.45pm

Miracle on 34th Street

Six-year-old Susan Walker doesn’t believe in Santa Claus. When tasked with hiring the Santa who will pose with kids at Macy’s, Susan’s mum enlists a man with the curious name of Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough) who claims to be the real thing! When he’s put on trial, a young lawyer – and the Walker family – comes to his defense.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
18 & 24 Dec – times vary

Arthur Christmas

Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It’s up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa’s youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
18 & 23 Dec – times vary

Die Hard

The ultimate Christmas action movie (adults only)! It’s Christmas in L.A., and there’s an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi’s high-tech safe.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
Christmas Eve – 7.30pm

It’s a Wonderful Life

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
20 Dec – 5.45pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, a being from Halloween Town, finds Christmas Town and is instantly enchanted. The situation gets a little out of hand when his obsession with Christmas leads him to abduct Santa Claus…

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
23 Dec – 9.45pm

Love Actually

Nine intertwined stories examine the greatest Christmas gift of all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
23 Dec – 6.30pm

Frozen

Anna sets out on a journey with an iceman, Kristoff, and his reindeer, Sven, in order to find her sister, Elsa, who has the power to convert any object or person into ice. One of the best animated films EVER!

Tickets from £19.96 (per car)
19 Dec – 10.00am

Top Tips for an awesome Christmas Drive In Movie Experience

  1. Take some battery Christmas lights, tinsel and out-Christmas the other cars
  2. Pack snacks, but remember that The Drive In has great movie food like hot-dogs, burgers, fries and popcorn which you can order from the comfort of your car
  3. You can also order gorgeous alcoholic & soft drinks – just remember someone has to drive home after the movie
  4. Anti-bac wipes, gel and gloves are great for those sticky “hot-dog” fingers
  5. Take a kitchen roll. They make great napkins & are dead handy if you knock over a mulled wine (like we did)!
  6. A portable radio will save on your car battery and these fab little battery packs from Argos are a lifesaver if your phone runs out of juice
  7. Take blankets or even better, a sleeping bag. These are soooo comfy and most open out so you can snuggle up and keep toasty & warm while you watch the movie
  8. Wear whatever’s comfy. Keep some “proper clothes” in the car for an emergency – but who doesn’t love a giraffe onesie?
  9. Take an umbrella – if it’s wet and you need to cross the car park to the loo, this will be your new best friend!
  10. Get a car torch from Argos. A must-have if you break down and doesn’t drain your mobile!
  11. Buy a few glow sticks from Wilko. Cheap as chips and great fun in the car!
  12. If you’re taking kids along, a fully charged tablet and some earbuds will be a lifesaver for the journey home!

Loving our list? Want to know more? Check out the full list of awesome Drive In movies showing this Christmas, including a great FAQ section for each film and directions!

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