Join The Christie this Halloween as we head to the stunning Woodlands of Arley Hall and Gardens to host a series of spooky drive-in movies.

With state of the art sound, the iCONIC 100 screen and a fantastic selection of movies, food and drinks, the Drive-in for The Christie is the perfect answer to a social distanced, socially bubbled night in support of the staff and patients of The Christie. 

The Drive-in for The Christie promises to be a spooktacular event, with everything from frightfully fun family films to some more seriously scary movies for grown ups.

And if you bring the kids along to one of the PG films, they'll get their very own trick or treat goody bags!

Dates and times

  • Friday 30 October 30, 7pm: Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) 
  • Saturday 31 October, 3pm: Hotel Transylvania (PG) 
  • Saturday 31 October, 7pm: Beetlejuice (15)
  • Sunday 1 November, 3pm: The Addams Family (PG)
  • Sunday 1 November, 7pm: The Lost Boys (15) 

Each screening has its own age classification. Please check that the screening you are booking is suitable for all guests before booking. For further details on the UK age classifications, visit the BBFC website.

Tickets

Tickets cost £30 per car and include admission for up to 5 people per car.

If you would like to make a booking for a car with more than 5 seats, please call us directly on 0161 918 7403.

Food and drink

A small selection of hot and cold drinks, food and snacks and popcorn will be available to purchase from food vendors on site before and during your screening.

Social distancing rules will be in place throughout The Drive-in for The Christie event to ensure everyone’s safety. Please follow all one-way systems, queuing guidance and advice as you make your way around the venue.

We kindly ask that you wear a mask at all times when you are not inside your car.

You are also welcome to bring your own food and have a picnic in your car. Please keep all rubbish inside your car and dispose of it at home.

Important information

Vehicle restrictions

To keep The Drive-in for The Christie safe and fun for everyone, the following vehicles are not permitted:

  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles or scooters
  • Cars with trailer attachments
  • Minibuses (8+ seats)
  • Buses
  • Caravans
  • Long wheelbase vans or HGVs

Arriving at The Drive-in for The Christie event

Please arrive 45 minutes before the show is due to start.

On arrival, one of our stewards will register your car registration. They will then direct you into a parking space and give you a radio frequency to tune into.

All there is left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Toilets

Toilets are available at The Drive-in for The Christie and operate within social distancing measures. Please visit the toilet on your own. If accompanying a child to the toilets, only 1 adult and 1 child can go together.

Frequently asked questions

General

Are there toilet facilities?

Individual toilets facilities are available at The Drive-in for The Christie and operate within social distancing measures. These will be regularly cleaned and sanitised throughout the film.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after using the facilities to help keep you and others safe.

Please visit the toilet on your own. If accompanying a child to the toilets, only 1 adult and 1 child can go together.

Ensure you follow all one-way systems, queuing guidance and advice as you make your way around the venue. Please wear a mask at all times when you are not inside your car.

When should I arrive?

Door will open 45 minutes before the show starts.

Can I smoke at the event?

No smoking and no vaping are allowed onsite.

Can I bring my dog to the screening?

Dogs are allowed onsite but you must keep them in the car at all times. If your dog needs an emergency toilet break, you must keep them on a short lead and clean up after them.

Can I bring children?

Children are welcome, but please be aware that you must adhere to the film’s classification rating. Our stewards will check to make sure that all audience members are the suitable age to see the film.

Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst on site.

Valid photographic ID will be required for any patron we believe to be under the age certification of the film. The following ID can be used as proof of age:

  • current passport,
  • current UK driver’s licence or provisional licence,
  • VALIDATE UK,
  • CitizenCard

For further details on the UK age classifications, please visit the BBFC website.

Is there wheelchair access?

Yes, all of our events have wheelchair accessible facilities. Please let us know if you require any additional support onsite.

Social distancing

Social distancing rules will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety. Please follow all one-way systems, queuing guidance and advice as you make your way around the venue.

Please wear a mask at all times when you are not inside your car.

Food and drink

Will there be food and drink available to buy?

A small selection of hot and cold food and drinks will be available to purchase from food vendors before and during the show.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Please note: no glass is allowed onsite.

Please keep all rubbish inside your car and dispose of it at home.

At the event

How many people are allowed in my car?

A standard admission ticket admits up to 5 people in 1 car. Please contact us on 0161 918 7403 if you would like additional people in your vehicle.

Can I sit outside my car?

You must remain in your car for the screening, unless you need to use the food or toilet facilities. This will help enable social distancing guidelines to be followed.

How do we hear the movie?

You will be given a radio frequency to tune into. Please select this using your in-car radio.

If you have any issues, please call the charity team on 0161 918 7403.

Will I be able to see the screen?

We’ve set the site up to allow a good view from all cars.

Can I open my car window during the film?

Yes, all cars will be positioned far enough apart to ensure social distancing. This means that all windows and convertible roofs can be open.

To ensure a smooth transition between events, we ask all cars to face forward and we do not allow people to watch from their boots or truck beds.

I drive a convertible. Can I have my car roof down during the screening?

Yes, all cars will be positioned far enough apart to ensure social distancing. This means that convertible roofs can be open.

To ensure a smooth transition between events, we ask all cars to face forward and we do not allow people to watch from their boots or truck beds.

Can I watch the film from my truck bed or boot of my car?

To ensure a smooth transition between events, we ask all cars to face forward and we do not allow people to watch from their boots or truck beds.

Can I have others in my car that aren't my household?

We advise all our customers to follow the latest Government guidance for social distancing and safety for their local area.

What if my number plate has changed?

If your number plate has changed since you booked your ticket, please contact us on 0161 918 7403 at least 2 hours before your arrival time.

This will give us time to update our records and ensure you have a swift entrance on arrival.

Can we park together with friends or family?

Parking spaces will be allocated upon arrival. If you and your friends arrive together, we will do our best to situate you close together but we cannot guarantee this.

Vehicle restrictions

To keep The Drive-in for The Christie safe and fun for everyone, the following vehicles are not permitted:

  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles or scooters
  • Cars with trailer attachments
  • Minibuses (8+ seats)
  • Buses
  • Caravans
  • Long wheelbase vans or HGVs

How close will the next car be to me?

Cars will be spaced to allow for social distancing to take place so you can easily walk to and from the available facilities.

The cars will be parked next to each other like in a car park. If you do need to leave your car, please be aware of people in the car next to you.

Staying safe

We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience and we have worked hard to design an event which follows Government guidelines. Please help us by:

  • Ensuring you do not come to the show if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (contact us to arrange a ticket refund)
  • Respecting the social distancing guidelines and sticking to the designated paths.
  • Not leaving your designated space unless you need to use the available facilities.
  • Wearing a mask at all times when you are not inside your car.

Unable to find an answer to your question?

If you haven’t been able to find the answer to your question, please email community@christies.org

If your email is regarding an issue at a screening, please speak to a member of staff onsite who may be able to help.

Key Info

When

October 30 2020 to November 1 2020

Where

Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich

Cost

£30 per car, up to 5 people per car