Northampton Filmhouse launch Drive-In Cinema with Delapré Abbey


We’re thrilled that Northampton Filmhouse have partnered with Delapré Abbey to launch a Drive-In cinema experience this summer.

Running from Thursday 23 July to Sunday 9 August[email protected]é will feature a bumper season of films, curated by Northampton Filmhouse enjoyed on a gigantic screen against the beautiful and historic backdrop of Delapré Abbey. This fully-socially distanced experience allows film fans to see all their favourite movies as they’ve never done before.

With more than 20 films to choose from spanning eight decades, [email protected]é offers a Covid-safe summer of entertainment for all the family. Titles include recent blockbuster hits, film classics, family friendly titles and the best from Northampton Filmhouse’s recent programme, with highlights such as Back to the Future, Grease, Mary Poppins, Downtown Abbey, Romeo + Juliet, The Greatest Showman, Kinky Boots, Fargo and Parasite.

Attendees will be able to order delicious hot food and a selection of snacks and treats for collection at the screenings. Social-distancing and enhanced hygiene measures will be in place across the Drive-In site in line with Government advice. Drive-In tickets start from £25 per car and for anyone without access to a vehicle, a limited number of Cycle-in tickets will be available, to watch from a socially-distanced seating area.

Jo Gordon, Chief Executive of Northampton Filmhouse comments; “It’s brilliant that while the Filmhouse remains closed we’re able to bring a bit of Filmhouse magic to an even bigger screen and give people that shared experience of watching film together in such stunning surroundings.”

Richard Clinton, Chief Executive of Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust adds “I’m delighted to be working with the team at Northampton Filmhouse and thrilled that this exciting new venture will allow people to experience Delapré in a whole new way.”

Tickets go on general sale from Thursday 9 July. To see the full schedule, book tickets and find out more about the Drive-in experience, visit www.northamptonfilmhouse.com/drive-in.

[email protected] Delapré is made possible through support from Northampton Borough Council.