Wavelength Drive-In Cinema Series at Watergate Bay

An epic new clifftop drive-in cinema experience is coming to Cornwall.

The team behind surf publication Wavelength, are taking over the Boardmasters festival site at Newquay and will be presenting a programme of cult classic movie nights from late July through to the end of August.

The Wavelength Drive-In Cinema Series will open on Friday July 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26.

Up to 200 cars per event will be parked in an appropriately safe and structured way and there will also be a host of on-site options including street food, live music, a socially distanced tombola, popcorn stands and craft beer bars.

Safety-led additions such as hand sanitisers, facemasks and queuing processes and signage will be included across the event site and operational running of the sessions.

Wavelength director Guy Hayler said: “Post lockdown, there’s a massive hunger for folks to be getting out and about again and we’re all obviously missing all the regular summer events and festivals.

“We were already planning a set of Wavelength summer ‘Cinema Club’ surf film showings so given the new appetite for fresh air events, we’ve taken it to a whole new, unique experience level, with the only clifftop drive-in cinema experience in the south west.”

The first film up is the Cornish-set surf film Blue Juice, celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

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Described as ‘mind candy for those who like surfing and Cornwall’, Blue Juice was released in 1995, starring Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Euan McGregor.

The film follows a small, but hardy, group of British surfing enthusiasts who have learned to make the best of the flat waves and low tides of their homeland.

Cinemagoers will also enjoy the epic soundtrack with audio playing directly into car stereos via an exclusive frequency.

With a cornucopia of Cornish filming locations including Mousehole, Chapel Porth, Newquay, St Ives and Kynance Cove, some of the stars and surfers from the film are expected to open the first drive-in cinema night on July 24.

The picturesque drive-in cinema event site, Trebelsue Farm, is perched above the beach with an unparalleled view.

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Tickets for the drive-in events are available at either £5 per person or £25 per car or van and driver with a maximum of five people per vehicle and can be bought from the Wavelength website.