People watch a film inside their cars at the Comiccon festival during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Oeiras, Portugal June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
LISBON (Reuters) – For Manuela Figueiredo, going out with her family to see her first movie after weeks of lockdown was a trip down memory lane. For her 24-year-old son Joao, it was a completely new experience.
They sat two metres (six feet) apart, in separate cars at a pop-up cinema which launched on Monday in a beach area near Lisbon – the latest sign of a revival of drive-in movies as countries emerge from coronavirus lockdowns.
“It’s a bit like going back to the past,” said 57-year-old Figueiredo, reminiscing about her first drive-in cinema experience in Portugal around four decades ago. “We thought it was a cool experience to share with our children.”
Joao, sitting at the wheel of his own car, welcomed something out of the ordinary.
“I had never been to a drive-in so it’s an opportunity to get…
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