The ultimate drive-in cinema experience comes to Cambridge next month

Joker - one of the films available for Drive in

Trumpington Park and Ride in Cambridge is set to host one of the hottest events of the summer, a drive-in cinema mini film festival featuring 16 films across eight days, including the August bank holiday.

The drive-in cinema will run during the evenings from 20th – 31st August and is presented by Cambridge Film Projects, the team behind Movies on the Meadows in Grantchester. The event offers an impressive selection of award-winning blockbusters, family favourites and must-see classics on two large screens. Films include 2001, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, BlackkKlansman, Cinema Paradiso, Call Me by Your Name, Joker, Little Women, Mad Max Fury Road, Onward, Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Personal History of David Copperfield, Rocketman, Rocks, Selma, and Snowpiercer.

Film lovers can enjoy the screenings from the comfort and safety of their cars, which will be provided with a device through which to hear the movie, and a unique parking bay with full social distancing.

As part of the mini festival feel there will be a wide range of food stalls, including Cambridge favourites Steak and Honour, Guerrilla Kitchen, Franck, CaféMobile, Arepas Station, and Cottenham Farms. Orders can be placed in advance via from the caterers using apps or mobile numbers.

Speaking ahead of the event, Tony Jones, Cambridge Film Projects Director and former Director of the Cambridge Film Festival, said: “I’m genuinely excited to be bringing this special event to Cambridge. Drive-in cinema is a unique, exciting event not experienced by many in this country until this summer. It offers the fun of sharing a viewing experience with others but from a safe distance.

“The idea started in lockdown and during that time we had the time to carefully select each of the films to cater to a wide and diverse taste. By using the best production equipment on the market, we hope to host some amazing events that people will love.”

Limited tickets (to allow for social distancing and viewing) are now on sale. For more information and to book tickets, please visit:

£27.50 per car £10.00 per cyclist

Venue: Trumpington Park & Ride, Hauxton Road, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9FT (easy access from A10/M11). Car Parking from 6.30pm.

Full programme:

Aug 20-23. Sunset: 8.12pm

20th August

8.30pm: Little Women (end 10.45pm)

8.45pm: Mad Max Fury Road – Chrome version (end 10.50pm)

21st August

8.30pm: BlackkKlansman (end 10.45pm)

8.45pm: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (end 10.25pm)

22nd August

8.30pm: Personal History of David Copperfield (end 10.30pm)

8.45pm: Rocks (end 10.15pm)

23rd August

8.30pm: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (end 10.30pm)

8.40pm: Rocket Man (end  10.40pm)


Aug 28-31 Sunset: 7.55pm

28th August

8.25pm: Parasite (end 10.35pm)

8.40pm: Selma (end 10.40pm)

29th August

8.30pm: Joker (end 10.30pm)

8.35pm: Onward (end 10.15pm)

30th August

8.15pm: Call Me By Your Name (end 10.30pm)

8.30pm: Snowpiercer (end 10.40pm)

31st August

8.30pm: 2001 (end 10.59pm)

8.40pm: Cinema Paradiso (end 10.45pm)