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The Royal Family Is Turning One of Their Favorite Houses Into a Drive-In Theater For the Public


You’ve probably noticed drive-in movie theaters making a strong comeback in the wake of the pandemic with the need for more outdoor-friendly events. Well, the royal family has decided to get in on the fun by transforming one of their holiday homes into a public venue for movie fans.

Sandringham Estate, which is found just outside London and is described on its website as “the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen,” is more commonly known as the location for the family’s annual Christmas gatherings. More recently, Prince William and Kate spent lockdown with their little ones at Amner Hall, which is located on the estate’s expansive 60 acre grounds.

But now there’s no need to be part of the Windsor family to roll up and enjoy a film! The drive-in theater is being called Enchanted Cinema and will start screening flicks like 1917, Rocketman, and The Greatest Showman starting September 25. Although Elizabeth’s favorite throwback film, Flash Gordon, isn’t on the list, they will also be showing another blast from the past: Grease, which famously includes s drive-in scene of its own.

Just imagine your night at the movies including this royal view:

Aerial view of Sandringham House
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We doubt Elizabeth, William, or other members of the family will be parked amongst the movie goers, but there’s no denying this location will add a lot to each screening’s entertainment value.

And this is just one of many events lined up to take place on the royal grounds through the end of the year. Those living across the pond can also pick apples at the estate’s orchard starting September 12, take a stroll on a colorfully illuminated light trail in November, and visit a Christmas market once it gets closer to the holiday season.

Whether visitors decide to also wear a tiara while participating is up to them, of course, but we think it would definitely add to the royal experience… Even if it isn’t filled with actual crown jewels.

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