Drive-in movies are heading to Paisley
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
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