Usually, this is the time of year when you’d be pondering which of London’s several dozen outdoor cinemas to decamp to with your blanket, sunnies and Aperol stash. What’s nicer than sitting back with a few mates, waiting for the sun to go down and one of your favourite movies to start. Unusually, there’s a lockdown on.
But if you love catching a film under the stars, don’t despair: this summer it’s been reinvented as drive-in cinema, complete with dirty burgers, roller skating waiters and an all-American vibe. Close your eyes and you could almost be in ‘American Graffiti’. If you have a car – or access to Zipcar – take your pick from these drive-in screens around the city and a slate of crowd pleasers that includes ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and ‘Back to the Future’. What better chance to make like Marty McFly, grab four wheels and go back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s?