Unipart to host drive in cinema event in Oxford
Unipart Group, the Oxford-based manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group, is to host an ‘American Style’ “Drive In Movie” event as part of the Photography Oxford festival – the first major photography event in the UK for many years.
The festival – which runs from 14th September to 5th October 2014 – features exhibitions, lectures and debates about photography. To create a different dimension to the festival, for five nights (24th to 29th September), Unipart is turning its car park at its Cowley headquarters into a free ‘American style drive-in movie’.
Co-hosted by Unipart supplier ByBox – the logistics and supply chain management company – the outdoor cinema will show films that have the theme of photography running through them. Each film explores the various ways in which photography touches lives; whether that’s as a keepsake or memento, proof or witness, or simply as a beautiful picture.
Frank Nigriello, Director of Corporate Affairs at Unipart Group said:
“The Photography Oxford festival is the first major photography event in the UK for many years and, though the festival features a full programme of exhibitions, lectures and debates, we noticed there was nothing taking place in East Oxford. So, together with ByBox, we offered to create a different dimension to the festival by hosting a Pop Up Drive In cinema event.
“We are very pleased to be able to support Photography Oxford. It’s going to be a great festival and we hope that the residents and local business in Cowley and the surrounding areas in particular, come along to enjoy our event.”
Stuart Miller, CEO at ByBox added,
“Only Unipart could come up with such an inventive way to get to get the local community involved in this photography festival. We were only too pleased to come on board and show our support for such a great event.”
The five evenings of movies to be shown at Unipart include:
24th September – Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock – (PG)
25th September – Memento (2000) directed by Christopher Nolan – (15)
26th September – Fairytale: A True Story (1997) directed by Charles Sturridge – (U)
27th September – Funny Face (1957) directed by Stanley Donen – (U)
28th September – One Hour Photo (2002) directed by Mark Romenek – (15)
Admission is free, however due to the limited car parking spaces, cinema goers are asked to register for tickets by visiting the Photography Oxford festival site.
Each evening gates will open at 7.00 pm, hot food, drinks and confectionery will be on sale, the movie is scheduled to start at sundown (approximately 8.00pm).