DUBAI (Reuters) – Movie-goers in Dubai frustrated by the closure of cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to watch films from the comfort of their own car at a new drive-in cinema created on the roof of one of the world’s largest shopping malls.
People sit in their cars watching a movie in a drive-in cinema at the Mall of the Emirates, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
With social distancing mandatory in the United Arab Emirates to help curb the spread of the virus, VOX Cinemas says viewers will be limited to two per car at the open-air venue, which opens on Sunday and can accommodate up to 75 cars at a time.
Tickets cost 180 dirhams ($50) per vehicle inclusive of popcorn, snacks and drinks.
“We keep our social distancing so it’s a brilliant idea in my opinion,” Porsche driver Xavier Libbrecht told Reuters during a pre-opening event at the drive-in cinema on…
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