Retro Drive-In movies to take off at Shannon Airport

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Natalie Katilius, Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport and Isabel Harrison launching the drive in movies Picture: Arthur Ellis

Natalie Katilius, Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport and Isabel Harrison launching the drive in movies Picture: Arthur Ellis

A BIG slice of American retro film will unfold at Shannon Airport as the world’s biggest Drive-In movie experience comes to the airport campus.

Dirty Dancing, Back To The Future, E.T and Jaws are just some of the classics that will be shown at Shannon Airport across the weekend of April 21 and 22. 

For the first time at an Irish airport, cinema-lovers can experience the magic of retro drive-in movies with screenings of some of the 1980s standards listed above and animated shows like Disney’s Planes and UP by Pixar Studios. 

“Shannon Airport was the first gateway to the US from Ireland so we felt it was fitting to bring what is very much an American experience to Shannon by way of our Drive-In movies,” Retro Drive-in Movies chief executive Ryan O’Neill said. 

“There is a really special atmosphere on the night as people get to sample something we grew up watching on TV but never really had the opportunity to try.”

Tickets for Retro Drive-in Movies at Shannon Airport in association are priced at €29.90 per car (plus booking fee) and are on sale now at www.retrodrivein.ie.