Old Trafford To Host World's Biggest Drive In Cinema Screen This Christmas

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Mark your festive diaries, Manchester. 

Old Trafford football ground will be playing host to the UK's biggest drive in cinema from December 21st to 23rd. 

Playing four of the most popular Yuletide movies of all time in the form of Elf, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Die Hard, the event is expected to attract thousands of festive film buffs over the course of the three days. 

Watching classic Christmas movies is good enough at home but checking them out under the stars at Old Trafford sounds like a amazing new experience to us. 

Tickets are priced at £26 per car which works out £5.20 between five people. Considering the average UK cinema ticket costs £7.17, that sounds incredibly reasonable in our book. 

The Manchester Christmas Drive-in was designed to replicate the traditional American drive-in cinemas from the 1950s. It's set to feature the world's biggest outdoor LED screen which measure a breathtaking 100 square metres. 

So how does it work? All movie-goers need to do is tune into the correct frequency through their car radio and they'll be able to listen to the movie from their car stereo system. Simple. 

Here are the film screening times:

Wednesday December 21st 

The Muppet Christmas Carol – 1.30pm
Home Alone – 6pm
Elf – 9.30pm

Thursday December 22nd 

Elf – 1.30pm
Home Alone – 6pm
Die Hard – 9.30pm

Friday December 23rd 

Elf – 1.30pm
Elf – 6pm
Elf – 9.30pm

Tickets can be purchased from ChristmasDriveIn.co.uk and as you can see from the above tweet they are selling out fast. 

Revelers are of course welcome to bring their own food and drinks but there will be festive food including crepes, a swing BBQ and hot chocolate available from a German-inspired Christmas market at the ground. 

We can't wait! What film will you be going to see?

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James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.