Following the launch of the first drive-in cinema in Pampanga last July, SM Cinema is giving its patrons in the metro the chance to experience its newest out-of-home entertainment.
Starting September 9, Wednesday, film fans and cineastes can enjoy movie-going once again, albeit from the comforts of their vehicles.
SM Cinema’s “Movies by the Bay” at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds Block 16 allows guests to watch movies while observing social distancing rules set by the InterAgency Task Force (IATF). It will be open to the public from Wednesdays to Sundays, with one screening daily at 6:45pm.
The featured movie is Train to Busan 2: Peninsula, the sequel to the Korean box-office hit.
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Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshals. Spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8.5m screen raised 4-feet above the ground. For the best viewing experience, the cinema will use dual projectors for sharper and crisp images. Guest have to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to hear the audio.
The P400 ticket price is inclusive of a free regular popcorn, bottled water, and beef franks from Snack Time. To encourage contactless transactions, guests can scan the QR code at the venue to see the menu. They will also be given a mobile number that they can contact to place their order.
For the best view, two persons inside the car and a maximum of four guests will be allowed. They must also be between the ages 21 and 59. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the film screening.
To enjoy this unique, once-in-a-lifetime movie experience, get tickets to SM Cinema’s “Movies by the Bay” in advance at www.smtickets.com for hassle-free viewing. Please present your electronic tickets with QR code for scanning at the SM Cinema Drive-in entrance. And remember: no tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening.