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OUTDOOR CINEMA: Nightflix in Seaton Carew has been ‘well received’

OUTDOOR CINEMA: Nightflix in Seaton Carew has been ‘well received’

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Bosses behind a new drive-in cinema in Seaton Carew said the venue has been ‘well received’ after opening in recent weeks.

Nightflix has launched a drive-in cinema at land near The Sports Domes off Tees Road, which is open and showing films seven days a week.

Films on offer include classics such as Grease, Dirty Dancing, Footloose and The Greatest Showman, while new movies will also be shown, such as In The Heights, A Quiet Place II and F9.

Nightflix bosses said they aim to provide a safe, enjoyable evening for residents in Hartlepool, with visitors enjoying the offer to date since it launched at the start of this month.

A spokesperson said: “Following the incredible demand we’ve seen with our Nightflix drive-in cinema events, we wanted to continue bringing this experience to a wider audience, which has been well received so far by the community at Hartlepool after a long year of lockdown.

“We want to treat them with their favourite films, drinks, and delicious food in a safe environment.

“With the protective measures we have put in place, we are sure everyone will be able to enjoy their evening out with us from the safety of their own vehicle.”

It comes after last month a licensing application was submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council for the site, which was previously a fenced off hardstanding car park.

The proposals were submitted by OzSeeker Ltd, trading as Nightflix, to gain permission to display films at the site from 9am until 2am seven days a week.

The licensing application also allows the site to offer refreshments until 2am, although they are not allowed to serve alcohol.

The application stated several steps will be taken to ensure the proposals would meet the licensing objectives, keeping people safe and preventing nuisance.

It said: “The licence holder must ensure that a reasonable number of staff regularly patrol the premises to supervise the orderly conduct of patrons.

“Immediately after the end of each screening and prior to the commencement of another screening litter pickers shall take all reasonable efforts to remove all litter inside the event site and any external litter found outside the immediate vicinity of the site boundary.”

To date Nightflix has six drive-in cinema sites across the country with “more locations coming soon”.

Words: Nic Marko, Local Democracy Reporter

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