Blimey, that’s one Elf of a big screen – drive-in movies come to Manchester for Christmas




With the world’s biggest outdoor screen, the Manchester Christmas Drive-in, an outdoor cinema festival that will be showing some of the most iconic Christmas films, including Elf, Home Alone and Die Hard, will be coming to Old Trafford football ground, from the 21 to the 23 of December.

The Manchester Christmas Drive-in will be showing Elf, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Die Hard to thousands of people, over the course of three days at Old Trafford football ground.

As well as the movie screenings, visitors can enjoy festive food including crepes, a swing BBQ and hot chocolate.

The Manchester Christmas Drive-in was designed to replicate the traditional American drive-in cinemas from the 1950s. The event features the world’s biggest outdoor LED screen, measuring 100 square metres.

All visitors have to do to enjoy the showing is tune in to the movie through the car radio.

Tickets to the Manchester Drive-in are £26 per car. Visitors can bring their own food and drink or buy food from the German market inspired stalls.

Film screening times are as follows:

Wednesday December 21st

The Muppet Christmas Carol – 1.30pm

Home Alone – 6pm

Elf – 9.30pm

Thursday December 22nd

 Elf – 1.30pm

Home Alone – 6pm

Die Hard – 9.30pm

 Friday December 23rd

 Elf – 1.30pm

Elf – 6pm

Elf – 9.30pm

 General Manager of Christmas Drive-in, Casey Williams, said: “Most people really enjoy the Christmas films that get shown during the festive period, it adds to the Christmas experience and brings families together. We’re sure that the range of films we will be showing will cater to all ages and spread some festive cheer!

“Old Trafford football ground is the perfect location for the Manchester Christmas Drive-in, families can do any last minute Christmas shopping then finish off the day with a hot chocolate and great film to get them in the festive spirit!”