Part Exchange Co Invite you to a Hidden City Event - Drive In Deco

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A Drive-in with a Difference!

For eight performances only from
31 March – 9 April 2011

Part Exchange Co, the team behind Hidden City Festival 2008, invites you to a unique drive-in performance, combining film, theatre, live music, radio broadcast and popcorn.

The Building is the Star!

Representative of the International Guild of City Tenders, Mr Smith, will use his latest technology to reawaken a forgotten art deco car showroom, and guide you through the fascinating life story of this wonderful old star of the West End whose forecourt will be transformed into a 1930s drive-in cinema. Enjoy all the excitement of a drive-in at this world premiere, where you will be greeted in your car by bellhops and usherettes, enjoy refreshments, and watch dancers perform to big-band hits of the 30s & 40s. As night falls, you will be invited to tune in and sit back for the main feature.

Watch Mr Smith’s presentation recorded live for the Drive in Deco launch in January:

Mr Smiths Presentation from Drivein Deco on Vimeo.

You can read Mr Smith’s blog and watch his films here….

Watch Johnny Rutherford’s report for BBC Devon here…


Thursday 31 March, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 April
All performances start at 7.30pm
(gates open, entertainment and refreshments from 7pm)

Colin Campbell Court Car Park, Western Approach, Plymouth PL1 1PZ
(car parking spaces are allocated by stewards when you arrive. If you have already bought a ticket, please arrive by Western Approach. If you arrive wanting to buy a ticket, please arrive by Market Avenue).

Ticket Prices
Car £25, Pedestrian £10 (Pedestrian concessions £7.50 for full-time students, senior citizens, under 18s, disabled, groups 10+)
Special “Student Drive-Buy” ticket: £10 per car from 7.00pm on the night (subject to availability)

Book Now
Online at
Or call the Theatre Royal on 01752 267222
Or Call Peninsula Arts on 01752 585050

Tickets will on be available on the night (subject to availability) from 7pm. Please note that on-the-gate sales will be for cash only.

Important Information
If you are coming in a car, and you car doesn’t have a radio, please bring along a portable analogue fm radio (we will have some spares, but these are limited in number). Ushers will be on hand to help you tune in!

If you buy a pedestrian ticket, you will be seated on one of our buses and you do not need to bring anything.

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For Eight Performances Only
from 31 March - 9 April 2011

Book Now at www.Theatreroyal.Com

Call Theatre Royal on 01752 267222
or Peninsula Arts On 01752 585050

Colin Campbell Court Car Park
Western Approach
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