Drayton Manor Park to screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Date Posted: 05/05/2016

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire has announced that special outdoor screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown during its annual fireworks weekend this autumn.

The screenings and the fireworks displays, plus other entertainment highlights, will take place on 28th, 29th and 30th October.

The Star Wars screenings will take place on each day before the fireworks displays.

The fireworks will start at 8pm on Friday 28th October and 7pm on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October (last admission is 6pm).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be premiered on an outdoor cinema screen within the theme park.

Groups will be able to enjoy the popular sci-fi film followed by light displays and laser effects set over a lake.

Many of the rides in the theme park will remain open until 9pm. Stand-up rollercoaster Shockwave, Air Race, which takes riders on an aerial adventure, and the drop-tower Apocalypse, will be amongst those open until late.

Colin Bryan, CEO of Drayton Manor Park, said: “This is going to be our biggest and best ever fireworks spectacular.

“We’re really excited to be adding a new element to the evening with a special showing of the much loved Star Wars film and we hope families and fans of the film can join us to celebrate the end of another fantastic season.”

Group booking information

GTOs should call 0844-472 1950 to book tickets for the fireworks and Star Wars weekend.

Reduced prices are available for parties of 12 or more buying tickets in advance.

Discounted tickets cost £19 per person and include entry to the park as well as to the film and fireworks in the evening.

Groups who’d like extend a stay can do so by booking accommodation in Drayton Manor Hotel, which boasts 150 rooms of varying sizes.

For further information visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk.

(Photo credit: Ashley Gardner).

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