Drive-in movies are back, we have your chance to enjoy this nostalgic pastime

The latest trend in moviegoing has been around since long before Olivia Newton John left John Travolta stranded in Grease, with the Drive In Cinema making a welcome return to our sparse social calendars.

From Wednesday, May 27, Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds will be transformed into the AA Smartfuel Drive In, screening movies such as Joker, JoJo Rabbit and tearjerker The Notebook (hello date night) across 10 days on the country’s largest portable LED screen.

‘We’re creating a fun environment where people can enjoy an afternoon movie or night out with friends and family, all while strictly following Level 2 rules,” says Vinny Sherry, director of events company Campbell+Co, who partnered with AA Smartfuel for the welcome entertainment experience.

“Every step of the process is contactless and with all tickets and food and beverage purchases made online, we have contract tracing covered too.”

The food offerings go far beyond your standard popcorn and choc tops with Burger Burger, offering a selection of their famous burgers, fries, shakes and more to be enjoyed in the front seat while Ben & Jerry’s delicious range of dessert options are perfect for the back row. Your orders will be delivered straight to your car window.

“There’s something special about drive-In movies, something nostalgic, says AA Smartfuel chief executive Scott Fittchett. “AA Smartfuel’s Drive In Cinema offers Aucklanders the perfect way to get out of the house and enjoy some fun and entertainment, in a totally safe way.”

The AA Smartfuel Drive In runs March 27 – June 6. To book tickets and see the full program, visit here.

We have the chance for one lucky Denizen and a guest (driver, passenger and their car) to enjoy the drive-in experience at the movie of their choice. The prize includes two Burger Burger combos, popcorn and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. 

Entries close 5 pm Monday 25th May and the winner will be contacted by email.

To enter go here.

*This competition is now closed*

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