The Mother City Drive-In company promises a safe venue for movie-goers to enjoy the latest movies and classics while sitting in the comfort of their car.
“We have received a huge response from the public,” said founder, Sean Binder.
Announced on Facebook last week, the drive-in is a project that aims to bring the experience back while allowing movie-goers to social distance and abide by health measures brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Audio is traditionally heard via a small speaker located outside the car’s window and Binder said: “We will implement strict social distancing practices: you can only leave your vehicle to use the toilet, in which case patrons will put their hazard lights on and one of our ushers will escort the person one at a time. All our staff will wear PPE for their safety as well as patrons.”
In addition to films, the drive-in will also feature live performances.
A date and location for the first event has not yet been announced, reports the Weekend Argus.
“We do still need to adhere to certain restrictions laid out by government but as we move down levels we will be able to confirm more info,” Binder said.
The two largest drive-ins in Cape Town, the Funlands and Goodwood, the latter located where GrandWest Casino now stands, were large enough to accommodate over a thousand cars.