FAQs – Cycle to the Cinema in the outdoors

Your questions answered


What time do I need to get there?

The film session is due to start at 9:30pm, but allowing plenty of time for arrival will ensure we get you into your right parking place ahead of the filming starting. Moving a car about the parking space is a little more intrusive than pointing to an empty seat. Please try to be at the venue for no later than 9:00pm, you’ll be able to arrive from 8:30pm onwards.

What do I need?

You’ll either need an AUX input into your car stereo, a portable speaker with an AUX-in, or a set of headphones per audience member (passenger) and a headphone splitter to allow you to plug a number of headphones into the same socket. The receiver devices use a standard 3.5mm stereo jack. We have plenty of Aux cables. We suggest that the best way of listening will be with a portable speaker. If you do use your car stereo be aware that it's not inconceivable to run your battery flat if it's not in great shape so you may want to turn our engines over half way through the film (but we'd obviously prefer it if you didn't). If you have any trouble on the night we will have a limited amount of kit that you may rent from us: Headphone Splitter - £3, Portable Speaker - £5, Headphones £5. Auxiliary cables are free. And we have jump leads in case anybody does end up stranded at the end of the night.

Are there toilets?

No, for the time being we will not be providing toilet facilities. This is due to the issues relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic. In the future this may change.

Can I cycle?

We’re requesting that people don’t cycle to the first screening (July 2020) as we get used to the logistic and safety requirements of the outdoor screenings. We want to change this to yes, please cycle, as soon as possible and will keep you informed on this.

Will there be any food or drink available?

No, not for the first screening (July 2020). We’re already in discussion with a number of food and drink suppliers about offering this service in the future, but at the first screening this service won’t be available and we suggest you bring your own supplies. For this first screening you can order directly from Sunshine Pizza and have your pizza delivered to the event. Details here.

Covid-19 Related

Should I come if I’m not feeling well?

In line with government guidance, if you’re not feeling well or potentially starting to show any symptoms of illness you should not attend the Cycle to the Cinema screenings and should consider self-isolating. You can read more on the official government guidance here. If you have to cancel due to Covid-19 we will happily refund your ticket.

Do I need to wear a mask?

No. As you’ll be watching the film from the confines of your car, that you’re sharing with people of your own family unit, there will be no requirement for you to wear a mask at the screenings at this time. As the circumstances change at the screening, so might this requirement, please check in future for any changes.

What precautions are we taking to protect you?

We’ve completed a risk assessment of the venue that we’re using for the Cycle to the Cinema screenings and amongst that risk assessment there are a number of considerations directly relating to Covid-19. These are some of the actions will be taking to ensure your safety:

  • Equipment – as you enter the venue, we’ll pass you the receiver required to allow you to hear the soundtrack to the film. We’ll be cleaning all equipment with a BS EN 1276 rated disinfectant spray.
  • Staff – As you enter and exit, we’ll be wearing masks as we hand out the equipment to you. During the screening these masks will be removed.
  • Space – We’ll be marking or allocating spaces to each vehicle to ensure that you’ll be able to exit your car and the occupants of the car adjacent to you, without encroaching 1 metre between each other.
  • Toilets – As mentioned above, there will be no toilet facilities during the coming months due to concerns about contamination.