Review of 'Drive In Film Club - Alexandra Palace'

Set in the car park on the north-east side of the palace, the “Drive In Film Club” (operated by the “Roof Top Film Club”) takes place every summer. This year, with the COVID epidemic things were a bit different with attendees told not to leave their cars which are also socially distanced from each other. The audio is provided via your FM radio though, for us, a disadvantage was that we got a battery warning light from the car after about two hours…

Ordering of food and drink is via a web site, then delivered to your car by a server on roller-skates (you are given a flyer with a car number so they can find you). These are quite expensive but quite tasty with food provided this year by Popdogs. Services is quick and easy…

Hot Dog - £7.50

The large screen is absolutely amazing and crystal clear, set quite high off the ground, providing great viewing for all attendees, even those arriving late, in the back of the car park. We saw Korean melodrama Parasite which looked and sounded great. Tip: Arrive early, they suggest before the doors open 45 minutes before the screening, I would suggest being there at least an hour beforehand particularly on busy nights.

The Screen

Tickets are expensive but are for the entire car, so the more people the better. Earlier daily screenings are cheaper than evenings ones and now, late in the season, there are deals on (we received half price).

A lot of fun, nostalgic of the old drive ins but with fantastic screen and really good food. A bit expensive but a lot of fun.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2020-09-04

Alexandra Palace

Location: London (England)

Address: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Public Transport: NRLOGO Alexandra Palace TUBE Wood Green

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8365 2121


Alexandra Palace is hard to miss - Just look for the glass palace on the top of the hill in the north side of London. This is also home of a television antenna that broadcast the first television signals (and also featured in a Doctor Who episode!).

It is home to a lot of regular events including fireworks, food festivals, antique shows and a permanent indoor ice rink. It is difficult to get to as the nearest tube station is about a 25 minute walk away and the last bit, of course, all up hill. Great views of London from the top though…The grounds are well tended with flowers throughout.