Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham Estate to Host Drive-in Movies

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Sam Mendes' war drama '1917' will begin the lineup, followed by the musical 'Rocketman.'

Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of Queen Elizabeth II, will be hosting drive-in movies beginning Sept. 25, featuring a slate of popular and award-winning films shown on a state-of-the-art LED screen.

Sam Mendes' 1917 will begin the lineup, followed by Rocketman. Screenings on Sept. 26 will include Toy Story, The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody.

The following day, Moana, Grease and A Star is Born will be shown.

Ticket prices start at £32.50, with the option of paying an extra £7.50 to add chairs and tables to the side of one's vehicle along with popcorn. Attendees will park their vehicles in designated areas within Sandringham Country Park and hear the film via an audio transmitter in their car, while concessions include alcoholic beverages, popcorn, soda and snacks. Rotating food vendors will service each film.

The website of the estate offers COVID-19 guidelines, regularly updated with safety measures in compliance with the British government. Each car will be given space to socially distance from the next vehicle, allowing attendees to sit outside of their cars to watch the film.

Since 1862, Sandringham has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs. The retreat regularly holds educational and entertaining events, such as garden tours, apple picking and a Christmas craft fair.