The Queen Is Turning Her Sandringham Residence Into a Drive-in Movie Theater This Month

Isabel Garcia
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Photo credit: Radcliffe/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Radcliffe/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

From Country Living

While movie theaters have mostly been shut down since COVID-19, drive-ins have regained popularity, becoming the go-to socially distant activity amid the pandemic. Now, the Queen herself is turning one of her royal estates into a drive-in movie theater this month.

Located in Norfolk, England, the Sandringham House is Queen Elizabeth II's country estate. A historic property, it's been the private home of the British royal family since 1862. Tucked away in 24 hectares (60 acres) of formal gardens, Sandringham is surrounded by lush greenery.

The expansive estate also features a 243-hectare park that's planted with evergreen and deciduous trees—and the perfect setting for al fresco movies. The Country Park, which has two wayward nature trails and many woodland paths to explore, will play host to the drive-in theater. Can you imagine a more idyllic setting?

The drive-in experience is set to take place from Friday, September 25 through Sunday September 27. Tickets cost £32.50 (abut $38) per car. Guests also have the option to purchase an upgrade that includes a deck chair, table, popcorn, and separate area to the side of your vehicle. There will also be street food vendors at each screening.

So what movies are on deck? The screenings will include a wide variety of popular films, from Grease to Bohemian Rhapsody. Here's the full lineup:

September 25

5 p.m.: 1917

9 p.m: Rocketman

September 26

1 p.m.: Toy Story

5 p.m.: The Greatest Showman

9 p.m: Bohemian Rhapsody

September 27

1 p.m.: Moana

5 p.m.: Grease

9 p.m.: A Star is Born

Tickets for Sandringham House's drive-in are available for purchase here.

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