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Park up and watch a film come to life

Want to escape into the world of movies? Secret Cinema has been specialising in immersive film experiences since hosting its first event in 2011.

Conceived in 2007, the London-based entertainment company is known for screening movies complemented by extravagant sets and interactive elements, often with themed food, drinks and entertainment to enhance the atmosphere. Although venues for the 360-degree participatory events range from abandoned buildings to stunning outdoor spaces, they are typically located in the capital and initially undisclosed.

For summer 2020, however, Secret Cinema has a launched a brand new, socially distanced drive-in experience. Häagen-Dazs presents The Drive-In from Secret Cinema offers a theatrical evening of film and song, alongside a specially curated selection of luxury ice cream.

Held in Goodwood, West Sussex (which is approximately 60 miles from London), you can see all sorts of movies under the open sky. Ranging from cult classics to family favourites, the line-up includes Rush, Jojo Rabbit, Frozen, The Lion King, Dirty Dancing, Knives Out, Black Panther, American Psycho, The Greatest Showman, Deadpool, Bohemian Rhapsody and many, many more.

Of course, in true Secret Cinema style, each showing is an event unto itself. The fun starts the moment you arrive with 30 minutes of entertainment by Frankie and Johnny Starlight and their travelling cinema. Hot and cold food inspired by American diners, as well as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available too, with menus varying by session.

Fasten your seat belts, it’s time to live a little.

FAQS

Häagen-Dazs presents The Drive-In from Secret Cinema is being held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, West Sussex. Goodwood is located about four miles north of Chichester, 60 miles from London and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton. Use the postcode PO18 0PH to help with your navigation.

Häagen-Dazs presents The Drive-In from Secret Cinema is running throughout the summer until 31 August 2020. Screening times vary by day, but generally are as follows:

  • Tuesday – Thursday at 19:00
  • Friday at 14:30 and 19:00
  • Saturday – Sunday at 11:30, 15:30 and 20:00

Variations will apply over the August summer bank holiday week.

Gates open 45 minutes before the start of the event and arrival times will be staggered within that period. When you buy a ticket, you will receive an email with further details on your allocated arrival time.

Your tickets will be checked on arrival, while respecting social distancing guidelines. You'll be provided with a JBL portable speaker that has been sanitised for your use. Food and drinks can be ordered via the online platform and delivered to your car by staff who are wearing PPE. Each showing also starts with a safety briefing to remind you of all mandatory measures.

Except for trips to the toilet, you are asked to stay inside your car. Toilets and changing facilities are available at The Drive-In and operate with social distancing measures including queues with two-metre intervals. You are allowed to open your car windows, and convertibles are allowed to have the roofs down.

Standard entry tickets are per car, with one car allowed to carry up to five passengers. For optimal viewing it is recommended you have only two passengers per car, as visibility may be obscured in the back seats.

Yes, but be sure to check that the film is suitable for them. Each screening has its own age rating, ranging from U (Universal) to 18. Young guests (or those who look young) may need to show appropriate photo ID for any age-restricted film.

The list of films being screened at Häagen-Dazs presents The Drive-In from Secret Cinema is extensive. It includes the following, along with many other movies:

  • Rush
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Frozen
  • The Lion King
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Knives Out
  • Beauty And The Beast
  • Black Panther
  • American Psycho
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Deadpool
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Aladdin
  • Le Mans '66 (Ford v Ferrari)
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Avengers: Infinity War

No, however you may be able to find a car rental or car share service near your home.

Yes, you can pre-order snacks (up to three days prior to your screening) or buy them on site. Hot and cold food is available, along with an array of drinks including alcoholic beverages. Payment is made online, however the Häagen-Dazs ice cream trolley will accept card payments at the showing. All orders are prepared and delivered to your car by staff wearing PPE and following social distancing guidelines.