If you can remember going to watch movies at the drive-in when you were younger, then we’ve got a pretty good idea of how old you are. It’s such a pity that the millennials of today will never get to experience the thrill of parking their car in the best spot to see the massive screen, hooking the speaker over their half-rolled down window, and settling in for the night for a good movie with some snacks and drinks. Or will they…?
Introducing… The Drive-in Express, an outdoor big screen movie experience! The well-loved train ride for the whole family, The Holiday Express, that has been thrilling KZN families since 2015 is expanding the brand. The Drive-In Express will be popping up in an area near you, with a movie screened every Saturday in a different location, so there is no need to travel too far to get your nostalgic fix.
The Hire Express is another new innovation that will be on offer, affording you the opportunity to hire the complete outdoor movie package for your own events – private, corporate, weddings, fundraisers and so much more. Keep an eye on The Holiday Express Facebook page and website for upcoming outdoor movie dates and venues (coming soon in 2019), as well as all the festive train trips to Shongweni Market, Scottburgh and Ballito.
The Holiday Express has partnered with The Coastal Horse Care Unit to sponsor a movie night under the stars to raise much-needed funds for the unit. Their mission is to protect horses from abuse and alleviate their suffering by rehabilitating, campaigning and educating. They envisage a world where horses are used, but not abused. Bring along a picnic blanket or chairs and get to the Shongweni Club for some good, old-fashioned fun.
What: Outdoor Movie Night
When: Friday 14 December
Where: The Shongweni Club
Time: Gates open 5pm, Movie starts 7pm
Movie: The Lion King
Price: R60 pp (or R200 per family – max 5 people)
Bring: Your picnic blankets, camping chairs and cushions
Entertainment: Pony rides for the kids (available from 5pm)
Food & drinks: For sale at the venue
Bad weather: A full refund in the event of cancellation due to bad weather