People in India are still adjusting to the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic. The rooftop drive-in movie theatre is hence considered as relatively a safer open space for movie buffs in India.
India’s first rooftop drive-in movie theatre is set to open on November 5, Friday in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Sooryavanshi, the latest movie with Akshay Kumar in the leading role, will be the first film to be shown at the rooftop drive-in movie theatre.
The facility, which can house around 290 cars, will open in cooperation with Reliance Retail at Mumbai’s Jio World Drive mall and will be maintained and managed by the multiplex operator PVR Ltd.
With the world still adjusting to the new normal following the coronavirus outbreak, the rooftop drive-in movie theatre is considered as a somewhat safer open place for moviegoers. This is because people want to be in relatively safe open settings after the pandemic occurred.
Of course, there are movies, but the environment of great weather, open sky, and food becomes a vital component.
PVR Ltd chairperson and managing director Ajay Bijli said, usually when people go abroad, they have suburban drive-ins, where there are vast patches of ground. People just open their bonnets, turn their cars around, and lay out their beach chairs there.
Bijli added that Mumbai city will be swept away, as this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
PVR now operates a portfolio of 855 screens over 178 theatres in 72 cities across India and Sri Lanka, thanks to its expansion into Sri Lanka.
Here’s everything you need to know about the rooftop drive-in movie theatre:
Each car’s ticket fee is planned to be roughly $1,200, and only four people will be allowed inside one vehicle.
The Jio Drive-in boasts “one of the largest cinema screens in the country,” with dimensions of 24m x 10m.
A food and beverage service will also be available at the location.
Christie RGB Laser Projection is used at Jio Drive-In Theatre. It will improve the sound quality by broadcasting the soundtrack through FM signal through the car’s sound system.
Only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have a 14-day window from their second dose will be permitted to attend the mall competition.
All staff of the mall and drive-in have been thoroughly vaccinated for enhanced security, according to Mehta, CEO of Jio World Drive.The world continues to adjust to the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic. The rooftop drive-in theatre is hence considered as relatively a safer open space for movie buffs in India.