No one was ‘Alone at the Drive-in Movie’!

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Drive-in movie

Beacon Park held its first ever drive-in movie, screening Grease on a giant inflatable screen, on Saturday 12 August.

Hundreds of people enjoyed watching Grease from the comfort of their cars at Beacon Park’s Drive-in Movie.

All the classic songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Alone at the Drive-in Movie, Beauty School Drop-out and more, played over car radios.

Many people got into the spirit and dressed up as characters from the cult musical, including T-Birds and Pink Ladies.

On top of the film, the event offered a selection of fairground rides and movie meals and snacks from Lakeside Bistro and a selection of caterers.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “It was a brilliant evening – watching a film under the stars with family and friends.

“Grease is such a popular musical and the atmosphere was fantastic with lots of people dressing up, singing along and dancing.

“Thank you to the parks team for all their hard work organising this event, in what is already a packed summer programme of events – it was definitely worth it!

“We’re always keen to get feedback and to hear ideas about the sort of events locals would like to see happening in our parks. We’re also interested in what films you’d like to see at future drive-ins. You can give us your thoughts and film ideas by emailing Thank you.”

Movie Drive-in at Beacon Park was backed by Vantage Toyota Tamworth.

The team at Beacon Park is now preparing for its end of summer event, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, which is on Saturday 2 September 2017. To find out more visit