After months of nothing but Netflix to keep us entertained during lockdown, cinemas have begun to reopen.
Screenings have resumed at most of the major chains, which are showing classic films as they wait for delayed releases like Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to finally come out.
Drive-in cinemas have also proven to be a popular alternative over the summer.
And now there’s a brand new outdoor event to look forward to in Stockport that you don’t even need a car to get to – and you definitely won’t want to be driving anyway.
The pop-up Nightflix Gin Cinema is coming to the town for two days in September in partnership with tonic brand Schweppes.
Viewers can watch some of their favourite films on inflatable outdoor screens, paired with refreshing gin cocktails from a bar stocked with 20 varieties of the spirit.
Other drinks including soft drinks will also be available to buy on the night, along with a selection of hot food and sweet treat.
The event takes place at Burnage Rugby Football Club in Heaton Mersey, with a screening of Edward Scissorhands on Friday September 4 and A Star is Born on Saturday September 5.
Organisers say the event will follow all government guidelines on social distancing will be followed, with a temperature check upon entry and a track and trace system in operation.
Nightflix Gin Cinema owner John Sullivan said: “People are craving safe outdoor activities, shared summer experiences and the chance to enjoy a film on the big screen again.
“We want our guests to be able to have all of these in a way that is first and foremost, safe.
“We want to treat them to a great night out with one of their favourite films, top quality drinks and delicious food.
“With the measures we have put in place and our partnership with Schweppes we are sure everyone will be able to enjoy their nights with friends, family and partners.”
There will be a 100% refund guarantee in the event of cancellation – although screenings will still go ahead if it rains.
Doors open for each event at 5.30pm. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £12.50 plus booking fees, at nightflix.co.uk/gincinema.