Triple bill of festive family favourites at 192 terminus
On the first Sunday in Advent [29 November 2015], Stagecoach Manchester will be turning part of their Hazel Grove Park and Ride facility into a drive-in cinema. In aid of the company’s charity for 2015, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, it will play host to three festive flicks across its 400 space car park.
As a one-off event, the three films will be Frozen, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf. Frozen and Elf will be shown twice; at 1000 and 1230 for the former, 1700 and 1915 for the latter. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, based on the Dr. Seuss book, will be shown at 1445.
Tickets for the day are £1.00 per person (limited outdoor seating available) or £5.00 per car. As no advance booking facilities are available, tickets can only be bought on the day, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Furthermore, the people of Stalybridge who missed Frozen at Stalybridge Town Cinema the previous Saturday have two showings to choose from.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles, said: “We’ve organised an early Christmas present for the local community and I hope people of all ages can come along to the Park and Ride and get into the festive spirit with Stagecoach Manchester.
“We have films showing throughout the day, giving local people the opportunity to travel into Manchester City Centre on our frequent 192 service, enjoy their Christmas shopping and complete the day with a festive film as we approach December.
“We will also be donating all proceeds from ticket sales to Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention as we continue to support the fight against breast cancer.”
Nikki Barraclough, executive director at Manchester-based Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, said: “As the UK’s only charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, we rely solely on donations to keep up our work. Events like this one are the perfect way to raise funds for our four pillars of research, which are: gene research, early detection and screening, preventative drugs and diet and lifestyle.
“We’re thrilled to have Stagecoach Manchester on board as one of our major supporters and this drive-in movie promises to be a fun-filled day for all the family.”
Bus services will run from Hazel Grove Park and Ride as normal. Free parking will also be available for customers catching the bus but not watching the movies. For future details, download this flyer (Adobe PDF format). Tell your friends.
- 1000, 1230: Frozen (animated feature, 2013, “U”);
- 1445: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey, 2000, “PG”);
- 1700, 1915: Elf (Will Ferrell, 2003, “12A”).
- 192: Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] – Stockport – Hazel Grove (Stagecoach in Manchester);
- 199: Manchester Airport – Stockport – Hazel Grove – Buxton (High Peak).
Northern Rail services to Hazel Grove from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton. Please note that services may be subject to last minute engineering works and/or a bus replacement service. Hazel Grove railway station is around 15 minutes walk to the venue.
S.V., 18 November 2015.