Drive-In Cinema comes to Don Valley Bowl

Drive-In Cinema comes to Don Valley Bowl

20 August 2020

Break Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions have lined up a host of classic films for their Drive-In screenings at Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield this weekend.

Alongside the screening of their new indie flick ‘Break’, they’ll be showing Grease, Up, Dolittle, Black Beauty, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, the Don Valley Drive-In event offers film fans the opportunity to watch a brand new film or an old favourite on a big screen, from the safety of their own car.

Hot on the heels of the World Snooker Championship Final last weekend, snooker themed thriller ‘Break’ was originally due to be released in April, but was delayed due the pandemic. The film had its maiden screening last month, at the UK’s first ever Drive-In premiere in London’s Brent Cross

Filmed in Sheffield’s world famous Crucible Theatre, London and Beijing, ‘Break’ is a life affirming rags-to-riches story that follows the troubled but talented Spencer Pryde. A gifted, inner-city kid, Spencer wastes his life on petty crime and violence, until a chance encounter with a former ‘eight ball’ pool champion and a tough guy club owner, present him with the opportunity to turn his life around.

The cast includes British icon Jamie Foreman, BAFTA winner Adam Deacon, TV stars Terri Dwyer, Sam Gittins, Luke Mably, international actor David Yip, and the late Hollywood legend Rutger Hauer in his final screen role, with appearances by British snooker star Jack Lisowski, Chinese sensation Liang Wenbo and World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty.

Producer and actress Terri Dwyer said:  “Being an independent film, we were hugely affected by Covid-19. We didn’t know when or where we could release our film. After 10 years of hard work we wanted to give the film a release it deserved. We had to be in Sheffield to coincide with the World Snooker Finals and we thought an open-air drive-in at Don Valley would be the perfect place to host our event. We would like to thank Sheffield City Council for their support in arranging the event and we have put together a variety of family programming to give Sheffield a great Drive-in experience.”

Break will be screened along with a host of classics, see the film line-up and timing across the two days below. Tickets are priced at £20 per car, per film and can be purchased at: by clicking the links in the film images.  

Saturday 22 August

10am    Up
1pm      Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
4pm      Grease
7pm      Break
10pm    Break


Sunday 23rd August

10am    Black Beauty
1pm      Dolittle
4pm      Rocky Horror Picture Show
7pm      Break
10pm    Break