Drive-in movies are head­ing to Pais­ley

Paisley Daily Express - - Ask Cab - ALI­SON REN­NIE

Movie buffs can en­joy drivein nights out when they come to Pais­ley next month.

The Park­ing Lot So­cial, Scot­land’s big­gest ever drive-in tour, will take place at the Sky­port Park and Ride at Glas­gow Air­port.

The move comes af­ter Cul­ture Sec­re­tary Fiona Hys­lop con­firmed drive-in tours are per­mit­ted to run.

Fol­low­ing pub­lic health ad­vice, the risk as­so­ci­ated with drive-in live events – where the au­di­ence re­mains in their parked cars – is suf­fi­ciently low.

Run­ning from Wed­nes­day to Sun­day, car loads of movie fans will en­joy a line up of films, car-aoke, bingo, si­lent disco, quizzes and com­edy all done in a safe, so­cially dis­tant way.

For fam­i­lies with younger chil­dren, a So­cial Kids event will of­fer con­tent adapted to a younger, fam­ily-ori­ented au­di­ence and an ear­lier start time.

Ev­ery­one who goes along will en­joy the en­ter­tain­ment from their own cars, parked in front of a vast cus­tom-made per­for­mance set, fea­tur­ing two 40ft screens.

Au­dio will be trans­mit­ted di­rectly from the stage to cus­tom-made wire­less head­phones and through a ded­i­cated FM ra­dio chan­nel for lis­ten­ing via the car stereo.

Josh Kin­ner­s­ley, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at XL Event Lab, which is putting on the event, said: “Our events are de­signed around peo­ple stay­ing in their parked cars at all times, so the new ad­vice from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment doesn’t im­pact our plans.

“We’ve fo­cused on en­ter­tain­ment for­mats that trans­late nat­u­rally to a drive-in plat­form, re­ally us­ing the lim­i­ta­tions of be­ing in a sta­tion­ary ve­hi­cle to our ad­van­tage.

“We have the best tech­nol­ogy and a cus­tom-made set to bring the event to life and give the pub­lic some­thing new and unique, and we’ll be work­ing closely with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties at each event to en­sure that all safety mea­sures are in place.

“While other pro­mot­ers are ex­it­ing the drive-in events space, we’ve seen a real ap­petite from the pub­lic and are adding more dates to meet de­mand. Tick­ets are on sale now.”

The Pais­ley leg of the Scot­tish tour is on from Au­gust 26 to 30 then Septem­ber 2 to 6. The full line-up will be an­nounced shortly.

Tick­ets for The Park­ing Lot So­cial are on sale at Seet­ick­ets. com. To find out more go to thep­ark­inglot­so­cial.co.uk

Drive-in Bud­dies can be so­cial while stay­ing so­cially dis­tant

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