End of Summer Experiences for Movie Fans

Calling all film fans!! Are you ready for a blast from movie rental past? Well, the last standing BLOCKBUSTER has announced that you and your friends can now have the worlds greatest sleepover – inside the store! 

Grab your best 90s denim and cult classics and get your group ready for an all-nighter of classic films and the best movie snacks.

Dust off those old membership cards for a sleepover inside the world’s last BLOCKBUSTER, the store is opening to three quarantine bubbles for a socially-distanced movie night. Available on AirBnB, this experience is extremely limited, tickets for this go on sale on 17th August at 1 pm PT. With only three, one-night stays that will take place on 18th, 19th, and 20th September, for up to four people. The catch? The last remaining BLOCKBUSTER is located in Oregon, United States, and is only available to Deschutes County residents… But that doesn’t mean that you and your group have to miss out on the best movie experience. 

If you don’t fancy travelling to America to have the ultimate movie night, there are so many options for amazing movie experiences closer to home.

We may be coming to the end of summer, but across the country outdoor cinemas are still showcasing the best of cinema.

Suzuki Presents @TheDriveIn Cinema

@TheDriveIn is a drive-in cinema experience that brings a whole host of drive-in activities to the UK. With 6 shows per city. Some of the upcoming dates include:

  • August 19–23, Glasgow
  • August 26–30, Liverpool
  • September 2–6, Cardiff
  • September 9–13, Bristol
  • September 16–21, East London
  • September 24–27, Southampton 
  • October 1–4, Brighton

80’s classics and 2010’s blockbusters films will be preceded by a range of entertainment that includes stand up comedy, car caraoke or silent car discos. Showcasing some of the best films including Joker, The Lion King, A Star Is Born, Jaws and many more. Visit their website for more information on tickets

The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema is back with full social distancing policies to keep you and your group safe. Watch the video below for more details on how the Luna Cinema will work this year.

Please be aware that tickets can only be bought in groups of 2 or 4. Some of The Luna Cinemas venues include:

  • Guilford Cathedral
  • Hatfield House
  • Rochester Castle 
  • Leeds Castle and many more

Screening some of the all-time greats, including Dirty Dancing, Rocketman, Casablanca, Back to the Future, 1917, Jurassic Park and so much more. There still multiple dates and venues in the next few weeks. So check out their website for availability near you

Brand new this summer, The Luna Cinema has launched a brand new drive-in cinema experience at sites across the UK. Perfectly tailored to the government guidelines around social distancing, but with incredible screens and a unique in-car sound solution. Book your place now!

Want a more hands-on (but not too close) experience? Some of the UK’s best film museums have now reopened with government guidelines in place to keep you safe.

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour

There’s some good news for all Harry Potter fans out there. The Harry Potter Studio Tour in London has announced it’s opening it’s doors again on the 20th August, read our recent blog post for more details on the opening! 

BFI Southbank

One of the best cinemas in London for British film fans. The BFI Southbank has been screening the very best of film for over 60 years. The centre houses four cinemas which can accommodate between 38 and 450 guests; also within the building, you can find a bar, a restaurant, a bookshop, and a library (with a hidden bar inside). The full September programme is listed here. Tickets will go on sale to BFI Patrons on 19 August, BFI Members on 20 August and to the general public on 24 August

London Film Tours

Why not take to the streets of London and take you and your group on one of the many film location-walking tours across the city. Including The Mary Poppins Walking Tour, James Bond Walking Tour, or the Paddington Bear day out! Check out the Visit London website for available dates and tours.

What would be your dream movie to watch in the worlds last BLOCKBUSTER? Or do you have a favourite movie experience? Let us know below!

Ashleigh Ridler