Located North East of London, Essex is one of the home counties of England. Many local residents to Essex live in the county but work in London, with easy commuter links from Colchester, Braintree and Southend. This, along with the geography of the area and it’s relatively warm climate, suggests that as far as the UK goes, it’s a great place to have drive in cinemas, and certainly it seems to suggest this, what with the many locations all over Essex that have drive in cinemas, or are a short commute away.
As well as the relative wealth of the locals, the fact that Essex is an ancient county means that there’s a lot of perfect locations for drive in cinemas. There’s race courses, football pitches, Georgian & Victorian stately homes with vast gardens, means that it’s perfect for drive in cinemas. This is recognised by the number and quality that exist.
Below are a bunch of locations we know about. Do you know of any other open air cinemas in Essex? Please let us know!