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    On site we have a range of locally sourced food including hot and confectionary as part of our food and drink offering. For the perfect sundowners we have craft ales and artisan spirits alongside a range of non-alcoholic options including coffee and soft drinks. 

    (n.b. Please bring ID for alcohol service, the bar will be operating a Challenge 25 i.e. if you are fortunate enough to look under 25 you will be asked to present your ID)


    All sessions have music on site, and our evening sessions are supported by live music playing into your cars upon arrival for the perfect sundowner session. 


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    Ticketing and Event FAQs

    What tickets do I need to buy?

    A car ticket gets you one car, plus the driver. If you want additional passengers you will need to add a passenger ticket to your order (n.b. you get full arena access with a car parking pass.)

    If you only want to come and access the food and drink facilities, or just watch the film from the picnic area you can purchase an “open air pass”.

    N.b. all attendees of all tickets (including the open air pass) need to arrive at the site by car. We cannot accept pedestrian visitors.

    Ticket Types

    Car Passes

    Car + Driver Ticket* (grants you full event access, and a car parking viewing spot).

    Passenger Ticket* (n.b. an open air pass allows you into the venue. to park separately and watch the film from a picnic rug / chair).

    Open Air

    An open air pass entitles you to park off site, and then come and enjoy the movie from a picnic rug or chair.

    VIP Pass

    Wavelength 81 Club members get a range of perks and on site discounts and benefits.

    Example ticket breakdown

    1 Person coming solo: 1 x Car Ticket – £26

    2 People coming: 1 x Car Ticket (£26) + 1 Passenger Ticket (£6) = £32 in total

    3 People coming: 1 x Car Ticket (£26) + 2 Passenger Tickets (£12) = £38

    4 People coming: 1 x Car Ticket (£26) + 3 Passenger Tickets (£18) = £44

    Coming and not watching the film in a car

    1 Person – 1 x Open air Pass

    2 People – 2 x Open air Pass etc.

    Why is there a booking fee with my ticket?

    There is a small booking fee which covers the cost to the company that is providing the ticketing service so you’ve got payment processing and customer support etc.

    Do you make any charitable donations?

    We are supporting a range of local charities and projects, offering our visitors to make a voluntary donation, and also share a portion of any profits amongst these parties.

    Do I need to have a car?

    Yes – all spectators need to come on site in a vehicle. Individuals will not be allowed to access the site on foot.

    Can I just buy a passenger ticket and walk in?

    No, all passengers need to be in a vehicle. No people will be allowed on site on foot. Arriving on foot is unsafe due to the rural location of the site.

    Can I get dropped off and picked up by a taxi, friend or relative etc?

    Yes you can. Upon arrival please tell our staff that you are dropping off, and you will be directed to the correct area. 

    If you are getting dropped off please ensure this happens on site, you should not be dropped off on the roadside under any circumstances.

    What are the event timings?

    The majority of our movies last for about 2 hours, and sometimes we will play a trailer or a short movie in advance.

    Afternoon Viewing Timings

    Arrive from 1245 – Film starts 1500

    Evening Timings

    Arrive from 1800 – Film Starts 2100

    Where is the event?

    Coming from Watergate Bay: Head up the hill towards Mawgan Porth (going right at the hotel), and the event site is 800m on your left.

    Site Address: Lean’s Field, Trevarrian Hill, Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AD

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    Will I be allowed out of my car?

    Yes – we have a range of onsite attractions to enjoy before the showing and during the film you have the option to sit up front on deck chairs or blankets of your choice.

    How will I hear the movie?

    Tune into 87.9FM on your car radio or come and grab a speaker from us if you want to sit outside.

    Can I leave my car on during the movie?

    We require engines to be turned off during the movie. The lights can be distracting, and the fumes can be a hazard.

    What happens if I get a flat car battery?

    We have a battery booster on site to support any empty car batteries. Our staff will be willing to support you on site, with your permission. Please note we are not qualified mechanics, just helpful folk, so anyone requiring our assistance understands this on this basis.

    Are there any age restrictions?

    The movies have an age license, which will dictate age restrictions on site.

    Policy for under 5s

    Under enter the site for free. The location of the event is situated on a clifftop, so ensure that all children are well supervised. No children should be left in cars unattended.

    What happens if the event is cancelled?

    If the event is cancelled for any reason we will try and reschedule in the first instance, and if this alternative date is not possible we will refund the ticket value.

    Temporary pauses

    While movies are expected to run come rain or shine pauses may occur in the event of lighting, weather or technical difficulties. These temporary pauses do not qualify as a cancelled event. In the event of a temporary pause instructions will be broadcast to all guests via movie screens and/or audio sources. We will always have the safety of our guests in mind, and when conditions allow (or the difficulties have been overcome) we will continue. 

    Will bad weather affect the event?

    The event will be rescheduled in the event of high winds, or heavy rain. We will notify our ticket holder as soon as we have confirmed information on the evening.

    If the event is cancelled, when will you let us know?

    We’ll communicate with you as early as we have a definitive plan.

    For the avoidance of doubt, if you do not hear from us the event is on!

    What happens if I want to cancel?

    The tickets are non-refundable i.e. if you are unable to attend or feel disinclined to attend for any reason the ticket will be non refundable. You may transfer the ticket to a friend.

    If I cannot make it can I give my ticket to a friend?

    If you are unable to attend or feel disinclined to attend for any reason you may transfer the ticket to a friend. In order to process this transfer simply forward your ticket to a friend, and tell them to present it upon arrival. We will then scan in your ticket, on their behalf when shown. Each ticket can only be used once.

    Can I swap my ticket to another night, or another showing?

    The date of the ticket is non-transferable. Make sure you book for the right evening. If you book, and are then unable to attend for whatever reason we would encourage you to find a replacement privately.

    We are not able to swap tickets for different movies. As above, ensure you book the right night!

    Am I allowed to camp on site?

    Strictly no overnight stays will be allowed. Under no circumstances.

    What happens if I drink too much, and need to drive?

    It is vitally important that each car has a designated driver. This person must take their role and responsibility seriously. Under no circumstances should any individual drive under the influence of alcohol. We strongly recommend a no drinking policy for all drivers.

    Is drinking water available on site?

    Bottled water will be available from the bar, but we do not have any drinking water taps. Please bring soft drinks to keep you hydrated during your visit.

    Are there lavatories on site?

    Yes – we have a range of portable toilets on site, which we clean regularly.

    Are there social distancing measures in place?

    Yes, in accordance with the government guidelines. The site is very open, and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

    Am I allowed to bring my own food and drink on site?

    The event takes place in a licensed field and as such it is not permitted to bring your own alcohol. A great selection of drinks will be available from our bar. 

    Any ticket holders bringing food on site, should also be responsible for their own refuse.

    Any drinks will be served in recyclable containers, and under no circumstances must any glass be left on site.

    Are there accessible facilities?

    Accessible lavatories: There will be accessible lavatories on site

    Accessible parking: due to the drive in nature of the event there is no requirement for a dedicated accessible parking zone. If you would prefer to be nearer the food and beverage area, or the lavatories please ask our team upon arrival.

    N.b. Due to the mobile nature of the event, it will not be possible for us to lay a hard track on site. The location is in a field, which will have firm grounding, and short grass.

    Am I allowed to have a bbq on site?

    Only pre-prepared food will be allowed on site, barbeques or fires will not be allowed under any circumstances.

    What can I do to protect the environment during my visit?

    We must work together to protect the beautiful location in which the cinema takes place. Please help by doing the following:

    – Dispose of litter promptly in the bins provided, or take it home with you. Be careful that the wind doesn’t blow litter into hedges.

    – Do not throw cigarette waste onto the ground. Please extinguish these fully and place them in the bin.

    – There are wildlife habitats in the fields neighbouring the cinema. Please make sure your children do not disturb these by climbing over gates or playing near the hedge lines. There will be signage to warn you of where these habitats are located. There is plenty of other space for children to play in the cinema field.

    – Please check your vehicle for oil leaks. An oil leak on the site can have serious consequences for wildlife and plants. Any vehicle found leaking engine oil or fuel will have to leave the site immediately.

    Are dogs allowed on site?

    We love our dogs, but sadly this is a livestock field with protected natural wildflife habitats within, so no dogs are allowed. The livestock won’t be in there when the movie’s showing, but domestic animals can contaminate the field, with a potential long term negative affect to the livestock. So, no dogs on site. 

    However, if you cannot find a doggy sitter for your pooch, we appreciate this might cause you a problem and might make your visit a challenge. Under these circumstances we appreciate that some people have little option but to bring their dog, and in this instance any dog must be kept in the car, or on a lead on all times in the field, and strictly all dog mess must be collected. If this policy is not strictly adhered to we reserve the right to eject any culpable ticket holders.

    What types of cars are allowed?

    Yes to: Motorbikes, 3 Wheelers, Cars, 4x4s, Vans, Campervans

    No to: HGVs and beyond

    N.b. if you have a big car you might be asked to park nearer the back so as not to obstruct anyone’s view.

    Event and Ticketing are subject to local licensing