It’s an idea that has been kicking around since lockdown began but we can now confirm that drive-in cinema is making a return to Sydney this month. Drive-in cinemas once dotted Australia’s cities and towns and have become all but extinct lately. But now Mov’in Bed, the guys who brought you outdoor movies in bed, have retooled the idea with one eye on social distancing. Enter Mov’In Car Drive In Cinema. From late May you’ll be able to drive up onto the rooftop of the carpark at the Entertainment Quarter, tune in your radio for sound and experience a movie from the comfort of your own vehicle. A range of 1950s-style pizza will be available too, brought directly to your car door. So what’s playing? In addition to big hits of 2019 including Joker, Knives Out, Frozen II, Jojo Rabbit and Jumanji: The Next Level, there is a brilliant program of cinema classics. They include 1943’s Casablanca – the funniest, most romantic WWII movie ever made – but if you like your romance with a side of Gosling then The Notebook is back, and you’ll need the tissues more than ever. And yes, Dirty Dancing is getting a couple of sessions too.

Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume II, Tarantino’s rip-roaring tributes to the revenge genre, are both playing. You’ll be in your car but you’ll still be able to hear the laughs of your fellow filmgoers when Aussie crowd pleasers The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding unspool.

Feel like getting a little cosy on the back seat? Horror hits The Conjuring and Scream will have you holding onto each other for dear life. And Potterheads can experience the boy wizard on the big screen with showings of the first four Harry Potter movies including the timeless masterpiece, The Prisoner of Azkaban.

It all kicks off on Thursday May 28 with a screening of one of the biggest drive-in movies of all time, Grease, and tickets are on sale now.

Sydney Film Festival will be reborn as an online festival in June.


Your little escape in a safe environment ✅

Movie nights in your car on the Entertainment Quarter Rooftop, with a high quality screen! 🤩

Enjoy cinema again with our Covid-19 Free Drive-In Cinema: we bring Entertainment back respecting social distancing, wonderful isn’t it?

Food will be delivered straight to your car, all the precautions will be taken to offer you the safest (and most DELICIOUS) moment ever! 😍

From the 28th of May 2020 to August 2020!
From WEDNESDAYS to SUNDAYS (no screening on Mondays & Tuesdays)
From 4:30pm to 23:00pm (screening times on our website)

Entertainment Quarter carpark ROOFTOP ! 122 Lang Road, Carpark, Parking until Level 6

The First Drive-In Experience back in Sydney!




The DJ and producer Carnage has announced that he is staging a drive-in music festival next month, billing it as “the first ever North American festival in corona[virus] history”. Called ‘Road Rave’, the event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando on Saturday June 6. Carnage announced ‘Road Rave’ this week with the promise that it’ll be North America’s first festival “in coronavirus history”. Sets from Riot Ten, Gravedgr and Carnage himself will take place during the four-hour event, with “a ​full festival main stage production” apparently set to be in place.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, with capacity confined to 500 cars with a minimum of two and a maximum of six people in each car. Organisers are asking that each guest wears a face mask when outside their vehicle in the event space, where food trucks will be open — as well as roaming golf cart vendors taking orders.

Guests “MUST stay within the width of your vehicle,” the event’s FAQ section states. “You can not dance or group with anyone outside of your vehicle. We will have staff monitoring for social distancing, please follow their instructions. You will be asked to leave if you do not comply. We are all in this together, be safe and be smart.”

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7 PM – 11 PM MST

Hulk Gang (4B & Valentino Khan)
Dr. Fresch b2b BIJOU

The Road Rave is a drive-in concert with a social distanced experience in mind. The ongoing pandemic requires a new way of thinking of live entertainment.


More information will be posted soon regarding rules and requirements.

INFO LINE 480-900-1588

Tickets on sale Friday May 15 at 3PM PT


Several clubs in Germany hosted “drive-in raves” last week as a way of circumventing lockdown restrictions.

On 30th April at Düsseldorf’s drive-in cinema, World Club Dome, hosted two drive-in parties with 1000 guests at each. In an area the size of two football fields, 500 cars with a driver and one passenger allowed in each arrived to catch sets from DJs Plastik Funk and Le Shuuk, who played in front of “the world’s largest hydraulic screen” and accompanied by CO2 and fire cannons and a laser show. You can watch the full set here.

Car windows had to stay shut during the event, while the music was transmitted through their radios. World Club Dome will return to Düsseldorf’s drive-in cinema three more times in the next few weeks, with events featuring Alle Farben (20th May), Gestört aber GeiL & Le Shuuk (30th May) and Mausio & Lari Luke (10th June) lined up.

From 30th April to 2nd of May, the car park of Club Index in Schüttorf hosted three similar parties, where 250 cars with up to two people in each were treated to sets from the likes of Dutch DJ Devin Wild, ICE and David Puentez. Check out a clip from Devin Wild’s set below.

BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Drive-In Edition – Midnightshow

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:30 PM – 2:15 AM UTC+02

Autokino Düsseldorf
Stockumer Höfe 200, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany



Saturday 4 Jul 2020
Opens 9:00 PM at TBC BRISTOL

Following in the footsteps of the Germans and how they are dealing with life post-lockdown… We are teaming up to bring Bristol a series of SAFE & SOCIALLY DISTANCED: DRIVE IN EVENTS.

These events will only be held when it safe to do so – in line with advice of the Government. The events will offer Drive-In: Cinema, Music & More all in safe, well organised and secure environments – ensuring people have access to entertainment while also adhering to social distance.

Some of our amazing locations and car parks have been earmarked across the UK to bring these shows to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh & Glasgow. 🎉

– Please follow our page to hear more.

🎵 Music
The Drive-In series will have dedicated nights to Drum & Bass, House & Techno, Disco & More!

➡ Mainstage DJ performance
➡ LED Video wall + Live VJ
➡ Light & laser show
➡ Spectacular special effects
➡ Pyro cannons & fireworks


🎫 Tickets will be scanned through closed windows.
🚗 Only cars are allowed entry.
👫 Maximum 2 people per car.
📩 Instructions will be emailed to you in advance.
🙋‍♂ A parking lot guide will tell you where to park.
📻 You will receive the music from our DJ on your car radio.
🍿 Take food from home.
🚷 It is not possible to leave the car during the event.
🚨 Your car may only be left in an emergency.
🍺 DON’T drink and drive! – There will be no alcohol available on site.

Final Date & location TBC

Please click attending for further information and for the moment – stay safe, stay home and we’ll see you soon.


A drive-in cinema is coming to town to quench film lovers’ thirst for watching movies in public.

Event organizer Ergo and Co plans to bring the cinematic experience while still adhering to the rules of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta.

Illustration of a drive-in cinema. (Shutterstock/Vinicius Bacarin)

A drive-in cinema is coming to town to quench film lovers’ thirst for watching movies in public.

Event organizer Ergo and Co plans to bring the cinematic experience while still adhering to the rules of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta.

“We are looking for a business opportunity during this coronavirus pandemic,” said Adam Hadziq of Ergo and Co as quoted by

At a drive-in cinema, film-goers view movies shown on a large outdoor movie screen from the privacy and comfort of their cars. This way, they can still comply with the social-distancing protocols without sacrificing the fun of going out to watch movies.

Read also: Emptied by virus, Lithuanian airport turns into drive-in cinema

In March, a drive-in cinema in Seoul, South Korea, saw a 10-20 percent increase in sales for weekdays, while weekend tickets were always sold out, as citizens looked for safer spaces to enjoy a movie without the risk of contracting COVID-19. Meanwhile, the team behind the Tribeca Film Festival is organizing a summer film series across the United States at drive-in theaters.

As posted on the Instagram account of @driveincinemajkt, the first screening is scheduled to take place in June. More details will be announced soon.

“We want to encourage our fellow event organizers to create new things,” Adam said.


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