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Drive-in movies back in Dublin after twenty years

Published 09/08/2008

Hundreds of movie enthusiasts are being treated to a Drive-In experience in Dublin this weekend.

Four films are being shown on a large screen in Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park, with sound broadcast by FM radio, so drivers can tune in at the event to hear all the action.

All one and a half thousand car slots have been filled - tickets were up for grabs as part of an online lottery.

The last drive-in movie in Dublin was in the Phoenix park racecourse in 1998.

The Office of Public Works is organising this weekend's event.

Spokesperson David Levins says they have done their best to give it an authentic feel. He said, 'For the movies, The Shining and Grease, we've brought in 15 American Muscle cars to really make it like a drive-in movie. We've tried to create a genuine drive-in atmosphere, so we have your favourite hot dogs, popcorn, burgers, that sort of stuff.'

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