It might be 2020 but it felt more like 1960 last night as drive-through-cinema made a big comeback at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
Vox Cinemas and Mall of the Emirates launched with a private drive-through-cinema party last night. And the ace new set-up will be available to the public from Sunday, May 17 onwards.
The huge screen was erected on the top floor of the car park close to Ski Dubai.
Cars drive in and park at a designated space. You can order your food and drinks to your car. And, our favourite bit, you listen in by tuning your car radio to a set frequency.
There are plenty of safety measures in place, including recommending you keep your car’s AC as self-circulating.
But with the engine off, the AC on and the film showing, this is as good as cinema in the UAE is going to get in the UAE. And it would make a pretty romantic night out, as long as you don’t steam up the windows too much!
Tickets are AED180 per car, with a two-passenger limit. That price includes drinks and food. Screenings start at 7.30 pm and each show is limited to 75 cars.
And depending on how successful drive-through-cinema in Dubai proves to be, you could be watching this Tom Cruise space film from your own car!