THE GREASE weekend at Artrix has been hailed a great success after the singalong was well attended and the ‘drive-in’ movie showing were sell-outs.
During the singalong in the auditorium, hosted by Tammy Gooding and Toni McDonald from BBC Hereford and Worcester, there were Pink Ladies and hot dogs aplenty. Families and groups dressed in a variety of outfits, ranging from 1950s party frocks to leather jackets and, as you would expect, there was plenty of dancing and singing.
Artrix staff joined in the spirit with their own Grease-themed outfits.
Then on Saturday evening, the popular movie was projected onto a large screen in the car park and the soundtrack was available to people to listen to on headphones. There was also hot food from Sidemoor Fish Bar and drinks from the Artrix bar.
Jamie Hubbard is a local business owner who attended with his family.
He said: “I would recommend the ‘drive-in’ any day of the week. We all loved it.”
A spokesman from Basepoint Bromsgrove, one of 11 local Best of Bromsgrove businesses who sponsored the drive-in, took to the Artrix Twitter feed to express his thoughts on the event.
“Had a brilliant night ‘Stranded at the Drive-In’.
“You did Bromsgrove proud.”
And Donnah Morgan posted on Artrix’s Facebook page: “Brilliant weekend, we had a fab night, loved the whole event.”
It also featured a kids drive-in where children could make their own cardboard box cars and see the movie Cars.
Hannah Phillips, Artrix’s Director, said: “The Grease Weekend was a huge success and most of all great fun – the staff enjoyed themselves as much as the audience.
“Many of the audience dressed up, some brought classic cars and all showed their appreciation by singing loudly, hooting horns and flashing lights.
“It was also great to see many new faces and such a diversity of age ranges.”
She thanked all the sponsors of the drive-in and added the centre was already planning its next drive-in for Halloween.
Blade will be screened at the School Drive venue on October 30. Tickets are £20 per car.
Visit www.artrix.co.uk or call 01527 577330 for more information and tickets.