If the week-long pilot
proves successful, it could be rolled out to more stations across the Govia Thameslink Railway
network, keeping families together in their cars as outdoor activities open up amidst the easing of lockdown measures.
The drive-in cinema will launch on Monday 20th July with the first of a series of weekday evening screenings of the award-winning Joker.
Over the weekend, 25th and 26th July, there will be four shows a day including cult classic The Goonies and family favourites like Shazam! and The Lego Movie 2, as well as Joker.
While railway stations are usually associated with commuting, Govia Thameslink Railway in conjunction with Odeon
is bucking the trend
by transforming the car park at times when it is normally mostly empty.
Southern Managing Director Angie Doll said:
"Even in normal times, station commuter car parks are quiet in the evenings and at the weekend and we've worked carefully with Odeon to curate a worthy cinema experience for any film fan keen to try out a whole new cinematic experience."
Pictures will be screened on one of the highest quality giant backlit LED displays in the UK, and sound will be piped aboard moviegoers" cars through their car stereo or a bespoke Bluetooth speaker.
Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite at £35 for a car of up to seven but they are limited so film fans must act fast. Only 125 cars are allocated per screening at each station, in accordance with social distancing measures. CLICK HERE for tickets and schedule.