Drive In Movies presented by Edinburgh International Film Festival & Unique Events

"It was a fun experience and I have been missing going to the cinema and this is a great and fun alternative."

"It was awesome - especially in today's new normal. Felt safe and fun."

"A really exciting experience that is really different from you would normally see here in the UK."

"Very well organised, ran perfectly to time. Good amount of facilities, and fun entertainment beforehand with DJ and quizzes."

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM OUR AUGUST DRIVE IN MOVIES!

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s time for Drive In Movies! With a bumper selection of films to choose from, we hope you are ready for a wild ride. Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our Halloween Special and November events, scroll down to see the line up and book tickets!

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (29th Oct – 1st Nov): a packed programme of classic scary movies featuring Ghostbusters, The Lost Boys, Jaws, Halloween and much more, plus ghoulish prizes in our huge interactive quiz and and for the spookiest Halloween costumes, along with fright-filled singalongs before the film!

NOVEMBER (26th – 29th): more outdoor movie magic with blockbusters Back to the Future, Rocketman, Mamma Mia, and more!

At all our Drive In Movie events there is award-winning food & drink from local producers Cold Town Beer and Alandas for you to enjoy, plus DJ Captain Calverto will keep you entertained before each film with car discos, singalongs and quiz fun.

WHAT'S ON

Thursday 26 November

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986, 15)

Thursday 26 November 2020, 10:00pm


Edinburgh Airport

Friday 27 November

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1987, 12A) (CAPTIONED)

Friday 27 November 2020, 6:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

DRIVE (2011, 18)

Friday 27 November 2020, 10:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

Saturday 28 November

TOY STORY (1995, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Saturday 28 November 2020, 10:30am


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

MAMMA MIA! (2008, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Saturday 28 November 2020, 2:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Saturday 28 November 2020, 6:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

BLACKKKLANSMAN (2018, 15)

Saturday 28 November 2020, 10:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

Sunday 29 November

MEAN GIRLS (2004, 12) (CAPTIONED)

Sunday 29 November 2020, 2:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR (2018, 12A) (CAPTIONED)

Sunday 29 November 2020, 5:45pm


Edinburgh Airport

ROCKETMAN (2019, 15)

Sunday 29 November 2020, 10:00pm


Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh

Thursday 29 October

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Thursday 29 October 2020, 6:30pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 5:15pm


Edinburgh Airport

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975, 15) (CAPTIONED)

Thursday 29 October 2020, 10:00pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 9pm


Edinburgh Airport

Friday 30 October

THE LOST BOYS (1987, 15) (CAPTIONED)

Friday 30 October 2020, 6:30pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 5:15pm


Edinburgh Airport

DONNIE DARKO (2001, 15)

Friday 30 October 2020, 10:00pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 9pm


Edinburgh Airport

Saturday 31 October

COCO (2017, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Saturday 31 October 2020, 10:30am

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 9:30am


Edinburgh Airport

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982, U) (CAPTIONED)

Saturday 31 October 2020, 2:00pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 12:45pm


Edinburgh Airport

JAWS (1975, 12A) (CAPTIONED)

Saturday 31 October 2020, 6:00pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 4:45pm


Edinburgh Airport

HALLOWEEN (1978, 15)

Saturday 31 October 2020, 10:00pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 9pm


Edinburgh Airport

Sold Out

Sunday 1 November

HOCUS POCUS (1993, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Sunday 1 November 2020, 10:30am

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 9:30am


Edinburgh Airport

LABYRINTH (1986, U) (CAPTIONED)

Sunday 1 November 2020, 2:00pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 1pm


Edinburgh Airport

JURASSIC PARK (1993, PG) (CAPTIONED)

Sunday 1 November 2020, 5:30pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 4:15pm


Edinburgh Airport

SCREAM (1996, 18)

Sunday 1 November 2020, 9:30pm

Arrival & Pre-Film Entertainment from 8:30pm


Edinburgh Airport

LOCATED AT

Driving to Edinburgh Airport couldn’t be easier, just 5 minutes from the M9, one of Scotland’s main motorways, making it accessible from all areas of the country. We’re also only 20 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre so you can enjoy the delights of our capital city when visiting the event.

Edinburgh Airport,
Plane Parking
Eastfield Avenue
Edinburgh,
EH12 9DN

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


ACCESSIBILITY

IS THE DRIVE-IN SUITABLE FOR GUESTS WITH ACCESS REQUIREMENTS?

Drive-In Movies at Edinburgh Airport are fully accessible, with accessible toilet facilities and food units on level, hard-standing areas.

Everyone that has access requirements will be placed in an area close to the acessible toilets and food units.

We understand that each guest may have different access requirements and our team will be able to provide further details or advise on best access and viewing locations if you contact them. Please get in touch on admin@filmhousecinema.com to let us know.

 

 

 

 


THE EVENT

WHO IS BEHIND THE EVENT?

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is the world’s longest continually-running film festival, established way back in 1947! We are a charity who believe in transforming lives through watching film, whether that is seated in a cinema at our annual festival, or on the airport tarmac at Edinburgh’s Drive-In Movies.  

We’re a festival of discovery, diversity and debate and a showcase of the world’s best films and filmmakers. Over the years, we have welcomed many guests to the festival, such as Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle and actors Gene Kelly, Sir Sean Connery, Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett, as well as hosting UK premieres of Alien, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, Amelie and many more. 

As a charity working to inspire, illuminate, and challenge audiences to better understand the world around them, our vibrant and exciting film programmes combine a commitment to audience entertainment alongside a strong stake in the continuing development of the UK and Scottish film industries. Thank you for supporting EIFF’s charitable work in your visit to Edinburgh’s Drive-In Movies!   

EIFF is supported by Screen Scotland, the PLACE Programme (a partnership between the Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals), the Scottish Government through the Festivals Expo Fund, the City of Edinburgh Council, and EventScotland.

Unique Events

Unique Events are Scotland’s leading independent events and festivals creation company, and have produced a huge range of events throughout Scotland and the UK, from sports gatherings to street parties, classical music to rock/pop festivals; an unparalleled range of indoor and outdoor, ticketed and free events. Unique specialises in large-scale outdoor public events and festivals working closely with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise companies as well as the private sector.

With over 20 years’ experience within the event and music industry, Director’s Alan Thomson & Penny Dougherty have a small, dedicated full-time team engaged throughout the year on a selected portfolio of projects working with Scotland’s top freelance Event Producers to deliver specific events.

Unique Events have created and produced a huge portfolio of high profile events such as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Official Opening of the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh’s Burns&Beyond Festival, Film in the City outdoor cinema screenings for Edinburgh International Film Festival, Illuminight at Dean Castle Country Park and in the last 3 years helped raise over £18M for the homeless charity Social Bite through the award-winning Sleep in the Park and World’s Big Sleep Out events.

WHEN ARE THE SCREENINGS AND HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

Standard Ticket price £35.00 (plus booking fee) per car and up to 5 passengers. Screening times may vary, so please check carefully when booking.

Arrival times for each screening will be staggered to avoid congestion with gates opening approx. 90mins before the start of each screening. The ticket buyer will receive an email with further details on their allocated time.

Standard screening schedule and arrival times:

Thursday

18:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 16:45hrs / 17:00hrs / 17:15hrs
22:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 20:45hrs / 21:00hrs / 21:15hrs

Friday

14:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 12:45hrs / 13:00hrs / 13:15hrs
18:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 16:45hrs / 17:00hrs / 17:15hrs
22:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 20:45hrs / 21:00hrs / 21:15hrs

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 & 10.30am– vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 09:00hrs / 09:15hrs / 09:30hrs

14:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 12:45hrs / 13:00hrs / 13:15hrs
18:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 16:45hrs / 17:00hrs / 17:15hrs
22:00 – vehicles arrive on-site from approx. 20:45hrs / 21:00hrs / 21:15hrs

(Variations for certain films may apply so please check screen and check-in time when booking)

ARE ALL SCREENINGS SUITABLE FOR ME/CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

As with any cinema, each screening has its own age rating, with certificates ranging from U (Universal) to Cert 18. Please check the definitions below to ensure that the screening you are booking is suitable for all guests before you book. Vehicles will be refused entry to any screenings if passengers are aged under the legal certificate of the screening.

For further details on the UK age classifications please visit the BBFC website.

If you are fortunate enough to appear young for your age, please make sure you bring appropriate photo ID for all age restricted films to avoid disappointment.

CAN I BUY FOOD AND DRINKS AT THE DRIVE-IN?

Gourmet street food, as well as soft and alcoholic beverages will be available to buy at the Edinburgh Airport Drive-In events.

WILL THE DRIVE-IN TAKE PLACE IN BAD WEATHER?

Yes! Drive-In Cinema events are designed to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own car and will take place in bad weather. Please dress in weather-appropriate clothing and feel free to bring whatever makes you warm and comfortable, blankets, cushions, duvets and hot water bottles are all permitted.

To minimise your carbon emissions, car engines will be turned off for the duration of the event. To prevent a flat battery, avoid using your interior lights, heating, or air conditioning for the full duration of the screening.

HOW WILL I HEAR THE FILM?

The soundtrack to your event will be transmitted directly to your car stereo or personal radio using a specific FM Frequency for the event (Subject to License). You control the volume in your car, but please be mindful of others and don’t be the noisy neighbour.

ARE THERE TOILETS OR WASHROOMS?

Event toilets, including accessible and baby-changing facilities will be available at Drive-In Movies at Edinburgh Airport and will operate with social distancing measures.

Please only leave your car if you need to use the bathroom or to access food areas, avoid leaving the car in groups, and queue at the designated 2-metre intervals for facilities.

Hand sanitising stations will be located at toilet facilities and must be used before and after accessing facilities.

CAN I OPEN MY CAR WINDOW(S)?

In the interest of your safety, please only open car windows on the right-hand side of your vehicle when needed.

If you would like to get hold of a member of our team for assistance in an emergency, please attract the attention of a nearby member of staff or at night, use your hazard lights to attract attention.

CAN I USE MY PHONE/CAMERA AT THE DRIVE-IN?

Yes, we would encourage you to take images of your family and friends enjoying your Drive-In experience and share on social media channels using the hashtag #EdinburghDriveIn however, illegal recording of any film is strictly prohibited, and our staff will ask you to delete all footage immediately and remove any recording device, which will be returned to you at the end of the screening.

CAN I BRING A PET TO THE EDINBURGH AIRPORT DRIVE-IN

With the exception of Assistance & Emotional Support Animals (ESA), unfortunately we cannot admit any pets into the event.

AM I ALLOWED TO SMOKE?

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is not permitted outside of your car. If you choose to smoke, please ensure that this will not affect fellow Drive-In attendees.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS?

All payments for food and drinks on-site must be made using contactless card payments.

CAN I ATTEND WITHOUT A CAR?

Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot accommodate guests without cars at the event, but we are working with partners to provide a future solution. For the moment, if you don’t not have a car, there are car rental or car share services operate widely and you will find a service near your home if you are keen to join us.


ARRIVING, PARKING & DEPARTING

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Driving to Edinburgh Airport couldn’t be easier, just 5 minutes from the M9, one of Scotland’s main motorways, making it accessible from all areas of the country.

When travelling from Edinburgh, head along the A8 towards Glasgow, or if travelling from the opposite side, follow the A8 towards Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is clearly signposted from the A8.

Follow the signs for Edinburgh airport.

  • Turn right at the roundabout by the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, following the event signage to ‘Plane Parking’ area
  • Go over the tram crossing and then turn right again at the roundabout
  • Follow Eastfield Avenue for approx. 250yrds
  • The entry to Plane Parking event arena is on your right

 

Address:

Edinburgh Airport

Plane Parking

Eastfield Avenue

Edinburgh

EH12 9DN

 

 

HOW WILL IT WORK?

On arrival, follow event signage to the Edinburgh Airport Long-Stay Car Park, where our team will direct you to the check-in area and scan your tickets, respecting social distancing guidelines, direct you to your viewing space and provide you with event information.

After the on-screen safety briefing, sit back, relax and enjoy some in-flight entertainment, with movie quizzes, car disco and give-aways.

You will be able to purchase cinema snacks, food and drinks at the event from a designated area.

The soundtrack to your event will be transmitted directly to your car stereo or personal radio using an FM Frequency (Subject to License). You control the volume, and can then sit back, relax and let us take you away from it all through some classic movies.

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ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

A specialist traffic management team will be on-site and all vehicles will be parked two metres apart, with clear sightlines to the entertainment in size order of vehicles, from smaller cars at the front to larger vehicles to the sides.

You will be allocated an arrival time once you have purchased a ticket for your screening. This arrival time will be up to 1hr prior to the screening at 15min intervals to avoid traffic congestion.

Audiences members are advised to stay in their vehicles whilst on-site, leaving only to use the toilet facilities or access food areas. Strict social distancing and sanitation protocol will be in place throughout the event arena.

At the end of each screening, vehicles must not move until instructed to do so by the event team. Vehicles are required to leave the event arena in an orderly fashion to avoid congestion, but please note departure from the event may take up to 30mins and we appreciate your co-operation in this process.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET THERE LATE/MISS MY ARRIVAL TIME?

After purchasing your ticket, you will be allocated an arrival time up to 1hr before the start of the film to ensure that you have time to park and settle-in before the event starts. If you arrive later than the latest arrival time (20 minutes before for your screening start time, for instance, 17:40 for a 18:00 start), you may miss the mandatory Drive-In safety briefing and will not be allowed to enter.


COVID 19 & SAFETY

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE GOVERNMENT CHANGES GUIDELINES?

Should Government guidelines change in response to Covid-19 or in the event of cancellation, full refunds will be given.

 

WHAT COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN?

The safety of our audiences and staff is our primary concern at the Drive-In Movies at Edinburgh Airport. COVID-19 safety measures will be implemented in-line with government guidelines. These include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, contact-free food and beverage orders. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen.

Please do not attend the event if you or any member of your household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been told to self-isolate, or if you have been in contact with anyone from outside your household who is displaying symptoms. We want our events to be as safe as possible for all attending, but we need your co-operation to comply with government guidelines and health advice for the safety of yourself and others.

Social distancing measures will be in place, clearly sign-posted and enforced by staff. Please adhere to them for your own safety and the safety of others.

With the exception of trips to the bathroom and Food & Drink areas, we ask you to stay inside of your car and keep the left-side windows of your vehicle closed. If you drive a convertible, please close the roof before you enter the Drive-In site and keep it closed until after you have left.

Hand sanitising areas will be located at toilet facilities and food areas and all audience members will be required to use these prior to accessing any facilities.

Capacity in certain areas may be limited due to social distancing so please remain in your car if asked to do so.

 

DO I NEED TO WEAR A FACE MASK OR GLOVES?

In accordance with government guidelines, our events team will be wearing face coverings to keep them safe at work and we encourage you to follow the government’s guidelines regarding PPE for public spaces to help us maintain high safety standards at the events.

If you or any member of your party feel unwell prior to your event we would ask you to not travel to attend the event.


MY CAR

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN MY CAR?

All tickets are Standard Entry for 1 car with up to 5 passengers per car, you will be asked to confirm the vehicle size and car registration during checkout.

For the best Drive-In Movie experience we recommend a maximum of three adults or two adults with two kids. You’ll be parked facing the movie and watching through your windscreen. You must watch from inside your vehicle and due to Government safety guidance attendance is limited to one extended household per vehicle (2 households are currently allowed to form an extended household group).

Tickets limited to 1 per transaction.

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON THE SIZE OF MY CAR?

To keep the Drive-In safe and fun for everyone, the following vehicle restrictions apply.

The following are NOT permitted:

• Bicycles
• Motorcycles or scooters
• Convertibles without roof
• Cars with trailer attachments
• People Carriers
• Minibuses (7+ seats)
• Buses
• Caravans
• Long wheelbase vans
• HGVs