With Coronavirus keeping many film lovers away from the enclosed environment of the traditional cinema, the drive-in cinema is set to make a resurgence – particularly during the glorious summer months – and what better location to take in a classic movie than the beautiful clifftops of Cornwall?
The team behind Europe’s original surf publication, Wavelength, has announced the summer’s line-up of cult classic movies set to screen from the cliff top at Watergate Bay, Cornwall. The summer schedule includes some of cinema’s best movies, both contemporary and those that have stood the test of time, delivering a heady dose of nostalgia and entertainment in the most inspirational setting overlooking the sea near Newquay.
With space for over 200 cars and vans, The Wavelength Drive-In Cinema Series will kick-off on Friday 24th July. The concept is an extension of Wavelength’s highly popular ‘Cinema Club’ which has seen a series sold-out surf cinema events across London and the UK over the last 18 months.
The Wavelength team are working in close collaboration with Cornwall Council to ensure all public safety requirements are met and exceeded across the summer cinema events. Up to 200 cars per event will be parked in an appropriately safe and structured way and there will also be a host of on-site options including street food from Cornish suppliers, live music, a socially distanced tombola, popcorn stands and craft beer bars. Safety-led additions such as hand sanitisers, facemasks and queuing processes and signage will be included across the event site and operational running of the sessions.
“We are so excited to launch this amazing summer cinema line-up,” explained Wavelength director, Guy Hayler. “There are some real classics in there of different genres that we know will appeal to all ages and tastes. There has been a fantastic response to Blue Juice and we expect these newly-announced films will also be favourably received. We are particularly delighted to be able to offer holidaymakers and locals the only chance this summer to see the Fisherman’s Friends perform live on a Cornish clifftop before we screen the 2019 film, also called ‘Fisherman’s Friends’. This is an exclusive event not to be missed!”
The drive-in cinema event site, Trebelsue Farm, is perched above the beach with an unparalleled view. Best known for the 50,000 capacity Boardmasters festival, the setting will offer jaw-dropping views, out across the Atlantic, beyond the 2×8 metre cinema screen.
Kicking off the cinematic-summer line-up is cult surfing film Blue Juice, with star Sean Pertwee attending the launch on July 24th. Other films to be featured included such classics as Point Break (the original 1991 version, starring Patrick Swayze), Grease and Back to the Future.
Further classic movie events are set to be announced in August and updates will be sent to those who preregister to receive these at the Wavelength website. Tickets start from £5 per person or £25 per vehicle.