Falkirk Stadium to host drive-in cinema events in aid of charity

The Falkirk Stadium has been deprived of drama since the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a halt.

Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 11:24 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 11:25 am

However, that’ll all change next month when the venue hosts a drive-in cinema and screens a series of legendary films.

The Catherine McEwan Foundation is staging two Lockdown Drive-In Movies events at the home of Falkirk Football Club on August 7 and 8 to raise funds to support those suffering from Crohn's and colitis.

Family-friendly classics Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Jurassic Park, Mamma Mia and The Lost Boys will all be shown on the big screen, with refreshments provided by the award-winning Big Feed. General admission is £29.50 per car.

The Falkirk Stadium will host two drive-in cinema events in aid of charity in August. Picture: Michael Gillen.
The Falkirk Stadium will host two drive-in cinema events in aid of charity in August. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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The Catherine McEwan Foundation was founded by Derek McEwan after his mother died of Crohn’s disease.

Derek is confident the upcoming fundraisers will prove popular with film lovers.

He said: “Drive-in movies have been part of our fundraising activities for many years and to bring them to The Falkirk Stadium this summer is huge for us.

"The experience is world-class so it will be great to see the local community come down and enjoy the film whilst doing their bit to help children and adults across the country battling Crohn’s and colitis.”

Dougie Hanley, stadium manager, said: “It is fantastic to partner with the Catherine McEwan Foundation on this event.

“It will bring something new and unique to the community and we will be supporting a fantastic Scottish charity at the same time.

“We all need some entertainment coming out of lockdown and this is perfect family fun.”

Tickets and information can be found at www.lockdowndrivein.com.

For more on the Catherine McEwan Foundation, visit www.catherinemcewanfoundation.com.

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