21 September 2020

Visitors hail first drive-in cinema at Sanders Park a 'huge success'

THE first drive-in cinema at Sanders Park has been hailed a success by Bromsgrove District Council after it was visited by more than 1,000 people.

Blue Sky Cinema worked in partnership with the council’s Parks and Events Team in a bid to bring fun and interesting events back to the park.

Eighteen films were shown over two weekends in August, including Mamma Mia, Grease, Joker, Back to the Future and Rocketman.

Coun Phil Thomas, whose portfolio covers leisure and cultural services, said: “I must say a huge thank you to our team who worked tirelessly alongside contractors to ensure enjoyment to our residents.

“The reviews speak for themselves, it was clearly very well received.”

Residents praised the friendly and organised staff, sound quality and the view from their cars.

They also said the food and drink was fairly priced and of good quality.

Residents enjoy a bite to eat as they watch a film.

Coun Thomas added: “Many of our usual events have already been cancelled due to Covid restrictions, but I’ve no doubt that the team will be creative and continue to bring enjoyable, positive entertainment to Bromsgrove.”

The managing director of Blue Sky Cinema, Ian Taylor, said the feedback he had received from visitors was very positive.

“I really hope that the drive-in movies can become a regular feature in Bromsgrove’s events programme,” he said.

“Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and helped make the event a success. We hope we’ve brought some fun and happiness to you during this unusual time.”