£3,000 damage caused to giant movie screen in Preston

Mindless vandals damaged a giant cinema screen on the final night of a popular drive-in movie experience in Preston.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 1:45 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:51 am
Deepdale Shopping Park where the drive-in cinema was based

​But the team behind the Moonlight Drive-In Cinema have vowed to return to Preston.

The cinema has just finiished a week-long stint at Deepdale Shopping Park on Blackpool Road.

​Moonlight revealed today that the screen had been damaged, causing £3,000 damage.

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They have asked for any witnesses to get in touch.

Organisers Moonlight said on Facebook: “Well that’s all folks, we had a great week with you all, unfortunately I have to apologise to those who were effected at the later screening last night due to the vandalism that took place to our screen during the film.

​“​If anyone does have any information regarding the offending person please do get in touch as it caused £3,000 worth of damage.

“Regardless of that you were all exceptional customers and we will see you again soon I’m sure.”

​Gavin Blakeley ​posted: “​We went last night and was there when it happened,thanks for the message of apology during the screening even though it was not your fault. We really enjoyed it and hope it doesn’t deter you from coming again​“​Adam Beatty ​posted: “Hope to see it come back in the future as we didn’t have a chance to get tickets.”

Moonlight Drive-in Cinema was setup ​in Yorkshire ​and launched ​ in the summer of 2015.

​During its stint in Preston, it showed films including Grease, Dirty Dancing, Finding Dory and Suicide Squad.