Film/Date: (Dirty Dancing (12A) – Fri 7 Aug, The Greatest Showman (PG) – Sat 8 Aug
Times: entry to the screening location from 7.45pm (Fri) and 7.30pm (Sat), films begin at 9pm and end at 10.45pm (all timings are approximate and subject to weather conditions on the night)
Location: Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU, for directions click HERE
Parking: free parking in the main Sandford Parks Lido car park from 7pm, gates open at 7.30pm. Please maintain social distancing of 1m+ while queueing before entry
Tickets: Please bring a printout of your booking confirmation, receipt or e-ticket(s) with you, or show it on your phone. We’ll be viewing these from a minimum of 1m distance, please follow guidance from our staff at the ticket tent. We’ll have a list of all bookers with us too, so if you can’t find your e-tickets, confirmation e-mail or receipt, just bring photo ID along on the night. The shows are both sold out, no tickets will be available on the gate
Headphones: all customers will be given a pair of wireless headphones on entry, which will be used to broadcast the film’s soundtrack (this is necessary due to local noise regulations). The headphones will have been cleaned and sanitised prior to use. Please return the headphones at the exit at the end of the screening.
Personal Health: if you are shielding, or experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, please do not attend the event. We will be happy to offer you a voucher for a future screening, or for you to give your ticket to someone else.
Social Distancing Seating Arrangements (Bring Your Own Seat Tickets): seating pitches will be laid out in front of the screen with 2m x 2m spaces provided for each group. Members of each group must be from the same family or social bubble. If you will be visiting with another group, or there are more than four of you, please arrange to arrive at the same time and meet up onsite so you can be allocated pitches close to each other. Adjoining pitches are not guaranteed, but we will try! Pitches will be allocated from front to back, on a first come, first served basis. Don’t forget to bring your own low-backed camping chair or deckchair!
Social Distancing Seating Arrangements (Premium Deckchair Seats): customers who have purchased premium deckchair seats will have seats pre-positioned at the front of the venue, reserved by name and distanced by us prior to arrival. Please do not move the seats. All deckchairs will have been cleaned and sanitised prior to use. We won’t be providing complimentary blankets to use with these seats this summer. Please feel free to bring your own blankets instead.
Using Aisles: there will be 1m+ through routes on all sides of each seating pitch to allow for arrival, departure and toilet trips. Please respect social distancing arrangements and each other when moving around at the event and follow instructions from event security and stewards. At the end of the show we’ll stagger exit, with the back rows leaving first, to avoid everyone heading for the exit route all at the same time. Please co-operate with our stewards in this exercise.
Toilets: there will be toilet facilities on site. These will be regularly cleaned and sanitised throughout the event, and ample hand sanitising facilities will be available for your use.
Food and Drink: you are welcome to bring picnics, including alcohol. Normal licensing rules apply, no alcohol to be drunk by or supplied to under 18s. Please do not bring glasses or glass bottles, only plastic and cans. Please take all of your own litter home at the end of the screening to minimise contact risk to our staff. There will be no food or drink on sale at the event (to assist with Covid-19 control measures).
Other Useful Info: Please bring warm clothes and footwear, plus blankets to keep warm if needed. Please bring a torch for toilet trips and for the return trip to your vehicle after the screening. No smoking or vaping anywhere in the Lido grounds. Customers wishing to smoke or vape will be permitted to leave the venue and re-enter as needed.
Weather: screenings proceed in all weathers, including rain, screenings are only stopped or postponed if the weather is deemed to be making the event unsafe. No umbrellas are allowed in the screening area once the film begins. In the event of needing to postpone or cancel a screening (due to prolonged, heavy rain, high winds or thunderstorms), we’ll e-mail all customers and post on social media. Please look out for this on the day of the screening if the weather is looking dodgy!
Terms and Conditions: management reserve the right to refuse entry. Customers are requested to respect their fellow audience members by not making unnecessary noise or disturbing those around them during the screening. Usual film certification rules apply. For other info, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions