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Digbeth Dining Club joins The Great British Drive-In In Staffordshire This Summer

Digbeth Dining Club joins the team behind the immersive dining experience, The Murder Express in London, to bring a summer festival with a wide and varied program of film, live music, entertainment & Street Food to Staffordshire’s most exclusive venues; Sandon Hall. The Great British Drive-In runs from July 3rd - Sept 13th 2020.

The Birmingham based dining club will be based at the 10 week-long Festival from Thursday’s through to Sunday.

The festival will see a 100 square metre LED Screen broadcast a large variety of movies from the past 100 years, with the beautiful backdrop of Sandon Hall.

The Great British Drive In will run 6 days a week (Tues - Sun) over the summer with a varied program for all and have the highest quality LED screen meaning films in the daytime will be just as good quality as at night.

Doors Open 1hr - 1.5hrs (film dependent) before the films start so there is plenty of time to park and enjoy your food which can be ordered online or at the venue. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the film. The Audio plays through an FM transmitter so will play through the car radio or any portable radio. All Events are ticketed which can be booked on the website -

The Program includes

  • Classics (old & modern) - ie. Casablanca, Forrest Gump, Book Club

  • Girls Night Out ie. Magic Mike, Bridesmaids, Grease

  • Bollywood ie. Mary Kom, Agneepath, Zindaghi Na Milegi Dobara

  • Comedy ie. The Hangover, Old School, The Big Lebowski

  • Black Films Matter - Precious, A United Kingdom, Straight Outta Compton

  • Political ie. Selma, Snowden, Charlie Wilson’s War

  • Coming of Age - ie. Pitch Perfect, Five Feet Apart,

  • Family Lunch Club - ie. Toy Story, Hugo, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • History - ie.Downton Abbey, Les Miserables, 1917

  • Saturday Nights Under the Stars ie. Gravity, Interstellar

  • Horror ie. Scream, The Witch, Halloween

  • Family Favourites ie. The Goonies, Life of Pi, Into the woods Harry Potter, Mary Poppins Returns, Goosebumps

  • Kids - Despicable Me, Lego Movie, Moana

  • Environmental Documentary - ie. 2040, An Inconvenient Sequel, Chasing Coral

  • Best of the Fests ie. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Little Miss Sunshine, The Shawshank Redemption, Whiplash

Organiser Craig Wilkinson says

‘There is something for everyone in this program of events and it really is a summer festival of great film and entertainment and great food to be enjoyed safely in your car or if the weather is great to bring your deck chairs and enjoy it outside of your car. If you want to laugh we have comedy, if you want to entertain the kids out of the house we’ll keep them entertained. We have Bollywood, Hollywood and some of the most important documentaries created to educate, enlighten and become more aware of the world around us that we may not otherwise be exposed to. To be able to experience these films and events against the stunning backdrop of Sandon Hall is a real treat and promises to be an excellent experience for all. We are also delighted to be working with Digbeth Dining Club on our food offering Thursday’s through to Sunday’s. DDC has deservedly created a great reputation for excellence and quality in the dining industry and we are really excited to be collaborating with them on The Great British Drive In.

The First 3 weeks are programmed and available on the Great British Drive In Website.

Digbeth Dining Club have recently opened their click and collect service in Hockley, Birmingham with great success, innovating how they can safely serve their guests with the quality they are renowned for during Social Distancing.


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