Where to Enjoy a Christmas Movie at a Drive In Cinema Around Ireland

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The ultimate movie experience has to be the drive in cinema. The family piles into the car with snacks and cushions, and heads off to an outdoor movie screen to enjoy the film up on the big screen. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids in the run up to Christmas, here’s Where to Enjoy a Christmas Movie at a Drive In Cinema Around Ireland:

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Drive In Cinema at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

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Retro Drive-In Movies run at Leopardstown Racecourse; movies are shown in HD with the sound broadcast to your car radio on their very own Retro Drive-in Radio Station.

These showings still have tickets available at time of writing:

  • Santa Claus – The Movie PJs & Pillows Saturday 15th December 2018 15:00​
  • ​Love Actually Thursday 13th December 2018 21:00
  • ​Elf Saturday 15th December 2018 21:15
  • ​Home Alone 2 PJs & Pillows Drive-in Sunday 16th December 2018 15:00
  • Home Alone Sunday 16th December 2018 21:15
  • ​The Polar Express Sunday 23rd December 2018 14:45
  • It’s a Wonderful Life Sunday 23rd December 2018 21:00

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Drive In Cinema at Galway Racecourse

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Movies at Galway Racecourse are also run by Retro Drive-In Movies. So again you’ll need a working car stereo to enjoy the movie. Here’s what’s on in Galway this year:

  • Home Alone Christmas Saturday 1st December 2018 15:00
  • ELF Christmas Drive-in Saturday 1st December 2018 18:30
  • Home Alone 2 Christmas Saturday 1st December 2018 21:30
  • Santa Claus – The Movie PJs & Pillows Drive-in Sunday December 2nd 2018 14:00
  • Love Actually Drive-in Sunday December 2nd 2018 21:00
  • The Polar Express PJs & Pillows Drive-in ​Sunday December 2nd 2018 17:30​

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Drive In Cinema in Kilkenny

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The Drive In Cinema is located on Route N76, Callan Road, Castleinch, Kilkenny. These are the showings this year:

  • Home Alone Friday December 2nd at 6pm
  • Elf Friday December 2nd at 830pm
  • Frozen Saturday December 3rd at 6pm
  • Die Hard December 3rd at 830pm
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas Friday December 9th at 6pm
  • Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Saturday December 10th at 6pm
  • Gremlins Saturday December 10th at 8pm
  • The Wizard of Oz Friday December 16th at 6pm
  • Elf Friday December 10th at 830pm
  • Frozen Saturday December 17th at 6pm
  • Home Alone 2 Saturday December 17th at 830pm

​Drive In Cinema at Westport House, Mayo

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Westport House Estate are showing Drive In Movies each weekend all December long. Park up and tune in your AM radio frequency to hear the movie. Refreshments available.

  • Elf November 30th December 9th, 15th and 22nd 5pm
  • Grease November 30th, December 22nd and 29th 7:30pm
  • Frozen December 1st, 14th, 23rd and 29th 5pm
  • Dirty Dancing December 1st and 14th 7:30pm
  • E.T. December 2nd and 30th 5pm
  • Home Alone December 7th, 16th and 21st 5pm
  • Top Gun December 7th and 21st 7:30pm
  • Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory December 8th and 28th 5pm

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Over to you now. Have you got any plans to take the kids to a drive in cinema? Tell us in the comments below. 

Where to Enjoy a Christmas Movie at a Drive In Cinema Around Ireland

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