UK's biggest drive-in cinema coming to Edinburgh

UK's biggest drive-in cinema coming to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Christmas Spectacular to take up residency at the Royal Highland Show Centre

Forget the turkey, switch off the TV and put away your games – Christmas is all about films. And later this month the Royal Highland Centre plays host to the world's biggest outdoor screen for the Edinburgh Christmas Spectacular.

Designed to replicate the traditional American drive-in cinemas from the 1950s, the 100 square metre LED screen will show Elf, Home Alone, sing-along Frozen, Love Actually, The Muppet's Christmas Carol and Die Hard. That's a diverse selection that pretty much covers all bases.

As well as the screenings, visitors can enjoy a market with food and drink stalls, costume competition and in-car karaoke (caraoke?). Tickets cost £26 per car and visitors can bring their own food or drink, or purchase refreshments from the nearby stalls.

The Edinburgh Christmas Spectacular takes place at Royal Highland Centre from Sat 19 to Wed 23 Dec.

Film screenings:

Saturday December 19
2.30pm Frozen (sing-along screening)
6.30pm Home Alone
9.30pm Elf

Sunday December 20
2.30pm Miracle on 34th Street
6.30pm The Muppet Christmas Carol
9.30pm Love Actually

Monday December 21
2.30pm The Polar Express
6.30pm Frozen (sing-along screening)
9.30pm Bad Santa

Tuesday December 22
2.30pm Elf
6.30pm Home Alone
9pm Elf

Wednesday December 23
2.30pm The Muppet Christmas Carol
6.45pm Frozen (sing-along screening)
9.30pm Die Hard