It's now been two months that cinemas across the country have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Measures to support social distancing to control the spread of the coronavirus have affected worldwide economies, made travel a distant memory and paused the entertainment industry.
However, not for much longer as Vox Cinemas is starting a drive-in venue concept at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, teasing the news on Instagram: “Grease your wheels… A new cinematic experience is coming to Mall of the Emirates. Stay tuned.”
The 20-metre screen opens on Sunday 17 May and once parked, audiences can tune into a designated radio frequency for the audio to be streamed straight into their car. The cost per car is Dhs180+ VAT for a maxinum of two guests which includes the movie as well as caramel popcorn, salt popcorn, nachos, M&Ms, soft drinks and water available to pre-order then delivered to your car door. Global pandemic aside, there is literally no downside to this situation.
Guests are advised to arrive at 7pm and the movie will start at 7.30pm. Screenings have been scheduled to allow guests to return home in time for the government-imposed curfew at 10pm. In line with government regulations, film fans above the age of 60 and children between the ages of three and 12 years of age are not permitted to access the mall and by extension, the drive-in cinema experience.
Films being screened include Bad Boys for Life, Knives Out, Birds of Prey, The Gentlemen, Bloodshot, The Way Back, Joker and 1917.
Tickets go on sale today via uae.voxcinemas.com
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