With measures against the spread of COVID-19 still in place, keeping cinemas closed, it looks like mall owners are turning to drive-in movie theaters as a way to give moviegoers a chance to do something out of the house while keeping distance from others.
SM MALL OF ASIA DRIVE-IN CINEMASM Cinemas has announced that the Mall of Asia Event Grounds is being converted into a massive drive-in movie theater. The company just shared the screening schedule for its first two films, the "Train to Busan" sequel "Peninsula", and the Russell Crowe thriller "Unhinged".
Train to Busan: Peninsula1) September 9, 2020 (6:45pm)
2) September 11, 2020 (6:45pm)
3) September 13, 2020 (6:45 pm)
Unhinged1) September 10, 2020 (6:45pm)
2) September 12, 2020 (6:45pm)
HOW TO GET TICKETSAll tickets must be purchased through the SM Cinemas website, and no tickets will be sold at the venue. One ticket costs P400, and it’s important to note that they are sold per passenger, not per vehicle. This means if you’re carrying three passengers, you’ll need to spend P1,600 on tickets, including one for yourself.
SM Cinemas first tried offering the drive-in theater experience in its SM City Pampanga branch.
It utilizes parking spots as locators and a specific FM radio frequency for audio, along with having rules like a maximum of four people per car and still requiring masks.