Adventure Drive-In Cinema have already started their Drive-In Movie season with visits to Parc Y Scarlets, followed by Margam Country Park in Port Talbot for the last Bank Holiday weekend. This month there’s a host of classic movies at the Royal Welsh Showground before finishing their South Wales tour at Tredegar House in Newport.

Come rain or shine, the films will be enjoyed, all from the comfort of your own car. If you’ve not done a drive-in before, they are such good fun. They are a regular thing in the States, and it seem now we’re fast playing catch-up.

So what do the guys at Adventure have lined up for us? Well, the films are fantastic, with some real classics, but we’re telling you now, you’ll have to be quick, tickets are selling out fast.

These screenings are contact free and social distance friendly with additional measures put in place for a safe event experience, following all government guidelines.

  • Bring your own food & drink. Don’t forget the popcorn
  • Built-in social distancing from the comfort and safety of your car
  • On-site toilets available

We’ve broken our page into venues, with links to each film and tickets. There are plenty of trailers to enjoy, just in case you’ve forgotten about some of these classics.

There’s also a link to a bunch of great movies heading to venues around South Wales next year.

ROYAL WELSH SHOWGROUND

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century since its formation in 1904. The showground is the perfect venue for these movies. To find out more, go here. ROYAL.

THE LION KING – Tuesday 22nd September

The whole family will love this, the kids in particular will get a real buzz from seeing the original movie from their own car.

‘A lion cub prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to later accept in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities’.

Gates open at 5pm and the King is on screen at 6pm, tickets are still available but going fast. You can get yours from here. LION

DIRTY DANCING – Tuesday 25th September

Those two words (Dirty Dancing) will get you along to see this one, hence the reason tickets are selling fast.

’Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle’. Nobody puts baby in the corner!

Gates open at 8:30pm with the movie at 9:30pm. You can get yours here. DANCING

KNIVES OUT – Wednesday 23rd September

Knives Out was one of the recent surprise hits and one you can enjoy over and over again, especially with such an amazing cast.

‘The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure – everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth’

Gates open at 1pm with the movie on screen at 2pm. You can get more details, and tickets, right here. KNIVES

THE BLUES BROTHERS – Wednesday 23rd September

Everybody, needs somebody, to see this absolute classic.

‘Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.’

Gates open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm. Tickets for this one are also selling fast. BLUES

TREDEGAR HOUSE – NEWPORT

Tredegar House is absolutely stunning and always worth a visit. It’s a place shaped by the local community, Tredegar House and its surrounding gardens and parkland stand proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage. To find out more, go here. TREDEGAR.

KNIVES OUT – Thursday 24th September

Knives Out was one of the recent surprise hits and one you can enjoy over and over again, especially with such an amazing cast.

‘The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure – everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth’

Gates open at 1pm with the movie on screen at 2pm. You can get more details, and tickets, right here. KNIVES

GREASE – Thursday 24th September

The word is, tickets are selling fast for this one. We also have a special Grease feature further down this page. Let’s be honest, you always want to sing ‘Stranded At The Drive-In’ at an actual drive-in.

‘Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?’.

Doors open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm. Be quick on this one. GREASE

JOKER – Thursday 24th September

This is sold out in other venues so this is a chance to grab yourself a ticket.

‘In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker’.

Gates open at 8:45pm with the movie on screen at 9:45pm. Tickets are available here. JOKER

WALK THE LINE – Friday 25th September

Johnny Cash fan or not, this is a must see and another incredible performance from Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny.

‘A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins’.

Gates open at 1pm, movie begins at 2pm. Tickets are still available so grab yours now. JOHNNY

DIRTY DANCING – Wednesday 25th September

Those two words (Dirty Dancing) will get you along to see this one, hence the reason tickets are selling fast.

’Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle’. Nobody puts baby in the corner!

Gates open at 5:15pm with the movie at 6:15pm. You can get yours here. DANCING

THE INVISIBLE MAN – Friday 25th September

This is one of our current favourites and a new spin on an old tale.

‘After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back’.

Gates open at 9pm and the movie runs at 10pm, perfect time to watch this one. Tickets are still available and you can get them here. INVISIBLE

THE GOONIES – Saturday 26th September

In anyone’s books The Goonies is an absolute classic. Those of us Goldbergs fans will know just how important this is in that series too.

‘A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure’.

Doors open at 1pm with the show getting underway at 2pm. For tickets, go here. GOONIES

PRETTY WOMAN – Saturday 26th September

Yet another close to sell-out, and you wouldn’t expect anything else. We’ve seen it at least 20 times and we’re sure everyone at the drive-in will be the same.

‘Edward (Richard Gere), a rich entrepreneur, hires Vivian (Julia Roberts), a prostitute, to accompany him to a few social events. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with her and they try to bridge the gap between their worlds’.Contact free and social distance friendly.

Gates open at 5pm and Pretty Woman screens at 6pm. They are selling fast, but you can get them right here. WOMAN

BACK TO THE FUTURE – Sunday 27th September

Of course this one will sell out, so get in quickly. It’s Marty, Doc and the original and best Back To The Future movie.

‘Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown’.

Gates open at 1pm with the movie on screen at 2pm. Iy is sold out at other venues so get your ticket here while you can. BACK

STAND BY ME – Sunday 27th September

The movie which made stars of so many young actors. To call it a classic would be an understatement.

‘Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild’.

Gates open at 5pm with the movie at 6pm. To get your tickets head here. STAND

THE BLUES BROTHERS – Sunday 27th September

Everybody, needs somebody, to see this absolute classic.

‘Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.’

Gates open at 8:30pm with the show starting at 9:30pm. Tickets for this one are also selling fast. BLUES

2021 MOVIES

With everything we know and love affected by the current crisis, it seems most of the events planned for this year have been able to reschedule to 2021. One of those are the outdoor movies we all enjoy so much. If the success of last years outdoor screenings are anything to go by, we’re pretty certain next years will sell out faster than Greased Lightning.

We’re in for a feast of movies such as THE LION KING, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, DOWNTON ABBEY and the place we’re going to start, GREASE. And why not, it’s the classic tales of Danny and Sandy, filled with more hit songs that we all still love singing (and dancing) along too.

Just in the slightest possible case you’ve been living back in the 1950s and don’t know the story of GREASE, then let us give you the word (see what we did there).

‘While vacationing in Australia, Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) indulge in a passionate love affair with each other (well, a bif of snogging on the beach). They part ways believing they will not see each other again but fate has other plans.’

Should we ‘Tell You More, Tell You More………’

There is something very special about GREASE but actually there was long before the movie. It began life in 1971 as a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers, the musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School, which in turn was based on on William Howard Taft School in Chicago. and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love.

In its original production in Chicago, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show. Subsequent productions toned it down. We love it for the music, but the show did deal with some pretty tough issues at the beginning. Teenage pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness and class conflict.

At the time that it closed in 1980, Grease‘s 3,388-performance run was the longest in Broadway history. To this day it remains the 16th longest-running show.

Having said all that, we just love it for the feel-good factor and those great tunes. You can’t beat GREASE and seeing it outdoors is definitely the way to add a new dimension. So, take a blanket or chair and immerse yourself in the singing and dancing world, as you watch a Sing-A-Long showing of the most successful movie musical of all time.

  • 🍕 Picnics welcome.
  • 👪 Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ⛅ The event will go ahead if it’s raining but we are hoping for a nice dry night under the stars.
  • 💺 No seating provided unless you have VIP tickets. Blankets and camping chairs are allowed.
  • 🐕 No Dogs allowed.

There’ll be Food, Snacks, Bar and Music before the film starts. Gates open 7.30pm, film starts shortly after sunset.

The movie is well over 40 years old now and is still as fresh as it ever was. What about the cast though, are they?

The outdoor screening of GREASE is on Sunday 25th July 2021 between 8 and 11:45pm at Vauxhall Fields on Vauxhall Meadows in Monmouth. The cost is between £15.98 – £22.59 and you can book your tickets right here. GREASE The trailer below is the original United States one, it’s worth a watch for the voice over alone.

The film is a classic and there are a few opportunities to see it around South Wales. It’s also screening at Margam Country Park in Neath Port Talbot, which really is a stunning venue.

  • Film starts shortly after sunset – approx 9:30pm
  • Running time is 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Film rated PG
  • Picnics welcome
  • Hot food and snacks available
  • On-site bar

GREASE at Margam Country Park is on Tuesday 3rd August 2021. Tickets are priced at £14.50 and £20.50 and will have additional booking fees. You can get them right here. MARGAM

While we’re at Margam you can see THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW the following evening. What is so great about this movie is the singing and dancing, which I can pretty much guarantee will happen all the way through the screening. If you’ve never bee, trust us, it’s hilarious. More for the crowd than anything else.

  • Film starts shortly after sunset – approx 21:15
  • Running time is 1 hour 41 minutes
  • Film rated 15 – you may be asked for proof of age
  • Picnics welcome
  • Hot food and snacks available
  • On-site bar

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW get to Margam Country Park on Wednesday 4th August 2021, Tickets are priced between £14.50 and £20.50 and will have additional booking fees. To get yours, go here. ROCKY

Moving to Pontypool Park and there’s a screening of the incredible THE GREATEST SHOWMAN with Hugh Jackman and all those amazing songs we know and love so well.

This is the greatest show! An amazing Sing-A-Long outdoor cinema experience with a showing of the movie that has sold out cinemas all over the world!

  • Film starts approx 9pm
  • Running time is 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Film rated PG
  • Picnics welcome
  • Hot food and snacks available
  • On-site bar

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at Pontypool Park is on Thursday 6th August 2021. Tickets are £14.50, £20.50 or £48 for a family ticket, each with additional booking fees. You can get yours right here. PONTYPOOL

The following evening they are screening the award winning BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, telling the true life story of Freddie Mercury with the music of Queen.

We will, we will, Rock you! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Pontypool Park with a showing of the fantastic Bohemian Rhapsody!

  • Film starts shortly after sunset – approx 9pm
  • Running time is 2 hours 13 minutes
  • Film rated 12A
  • Picnics welcome
  • Hot food and snacks available
  • On-site bar

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY screens at Pontypool Park on Friday 7th August 2021. Tickets are between £14.50 and £20.50 for VIP and each have additional booking fees. You can get yours here. BOHEMIAN

On Sunday 8th August next year, the movie tour moves into Singleton park in Swansea with a screening of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Great movie, great venue, let’s hope for a lovely evening too.

  • Film starts shortly after sunset – approx 9:15pm
  • Running time is 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Film rated PG
  • Picnics welcome
  • Hot food and snacks available
  • On-site bar

Tickets are priced £15.98, you need to take your own blanket or camping chair. A family ticket will set you back £52.90, 2 adults, 2 children. Again you need to take your own blanket or chair. All VIP tickets for this screening are now sold out. To get your tickets for Singleton Park, just go here. GREATEST

If ever there was a place to watch DOWNTWON ABBEY then surely Tredegar House is it. Carson would most certainly approve.

An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Tredegar House with a showing of Downton Abbey (PG)

  • Film starts shortly after sunset – approx 9p.
  • Running time is 2 hours 3 minutes
  • Film rated PG
  • Picnics welcome
  • Hot food and snacks available
  • On-site bar

DOWNTON ABBEY gets to the beautiful Tredegar House in Newport on Saturday 14th August 2021. Tickets are either £14.50 or £20.50 for VIP and each have additional booking fees. You can get yours right here. DOWNTON

Also screening outdoors is THE LION KING. Immerse yourself in the live action world of the King with all of the classic songs and the story of how Simba became King of Pride Rock.

‘Young Simba is destined to become king of Pride Rock like his father Mufasa but his uncle Scar plots for the throne, and Simba ends up alone in exile. Can he ever regain his kingdom?’

It’s exactly the same format as above, food, drink, concessions etc. Timings are the same too, the only thing to change is the venue.

You can see THE LION KING sing-a-long, outdoors at Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Trelewis, Nelson on Saturday 25th April between 7 and 10:45pm. Just remember, Food, Snacks, Bar and Music before the film starts. Gates open 7pm, film starts shortly after sunset. Tickets are £8.50 to £18.50 but each will have an additional booking fee and you can get yours here. LION

THE LION KING can also be seen at Ffos Las Racecourse on Friday 1st May. Gates open at 7:30pm with the movie starting shortly after sunset.

  •  Film starts shortly after sunset – approx 9pm
  •  Running time is 1 hour 58 minutes
  •  Film rated PG
  •  Picnics welcome – NO liquids, drinks must be purchased on-site only
  •  Hot food and snacks available
  •  On-site bar
  •  On-site parking

Tickets are priced between £9.50 up to £20.50 for VIP and again will include additional booking fees. To get yours go here. KING  Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

THE LION KING at Tredegar House is on Sunday 15th August 2021 with tickets ranging from £9.50 to £20.50 with those additional booking fees. You can get yours here. LION

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