Drive-in cinema to open in Liverpool

Peel's Liverpool Waters scheme

PEEL Group is opening a drive-in cinema at Clarence Dock on Friday.

It has struck a deal with Route 66 which already operates a drive-in in Trafford Park, Manchester.

Cinema-goers tune into the audio through their radios and pay £20 a car for entry.

Ian Pollitt, development investment surveyor at Peel, said: “To see the Clarence Dock area animated with many visitors will be a great sight and will provide a flavour of the future we are planning for the whole of Liverpool Waters.

“We will be announcing more cultural events at Liverpool Waters in the coming months building on the return of Royal de Luxe’s Gallic Giants in July. We are keen to make use of the site’s huge potential while we’re seeking development partners to help deliver the long-term vision.”

Lee Seddon, of Route 66, said: “Having seen the huge success of Route 66 in Manchester, which was the first outdoor digital cinema in Europe when it opened in 2012, we knew that there was the demand for a more exciting way to watch the latest releases than in your typical multiplex.

“People have been driving from Liverpool to Manchester to get the drive-thru cinema experience and now they’ll be able to enjoy the big screen on their own doorstep.”