Queen Elizabeth Is Hosting a Drive-In Movie Weekend at Her Country Estate Amid COVID

September 5, 2020

Queen Elizabeth is bringing entertainment to the people of England.

Her Majesty's Sandringham Country Park estate, which sprawls 20,000 acres in Norfolk, England, will be turned into a drive-in movie theater amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The estate, where the royal family typically spends the Christmas holiday, will host a drive-in event experience the weekend of September 25-27.

“Enjoy your [favorite] movie from the comfort of your car in the wonderful setting of Sandringham Country Park. We have selected some great street food vendors to join us at each performance,” the estate noted on their website.

The lineup features a variety of movies, so there's something for everyone!

Music lovers can check out 2018 “A Star is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper or the cult classic “Grease” with John Travoltra and Olivia Newton John.

Musical biopics include “Rocketman” about Elton John and “Bohemian Rhapsody” about Freddie Mercury and Queen.

History buffs may be interested in the World War I film, “1917,” while families can take in animated blockbusters like “Toy Story” and “Moana.”

There will be three daily showtimes to choose from.

The cost of entrance is $40. Upgrades like added deck chairs, tables, concessions will also be available.

Since the estate is open to the public, it will also host other exciting events this fall such as a meet-and-greet with the head gardener and apple picking.

Sandringham is located roughly 100 miles north of London, so it makes for a fun little road trip for anyone looking to go on a mini-vacation.

The Queen won’t be in attendance for the festivities. She is reportedly residing at Windsor Castle along with her husband, Prince Philip.

The decision to trade in her permanent living space for a temporary stay at Windsor Castle -- roughly one hour outside of London -- is a precautionary measure to keep her safe amid the pandemic.

Many establishments embraced the idea of a drive-in movie theater this summer. Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium was transformed into a movie theater for the summer, while Walmart converted 160 parking lots into drive-in theaters.

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