Australia’s First Indoor Drive-In Cinema is Now Open

Australia’s first indoor drive-in cinema has opened its doors in the state of Victoria. 

Cinemagoers in Melbourne looking to further their social distancing can this summer take a drive to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and – quite literally – park themselves in front of the big screen. The MCEC has teamed up with Village Roadshow to craft the country’s first drive-in situated in doors, thanks to the expansive space that comes with the unused exhibition bays the large centre has to offer.

Described as “weatherproof and daytime-friendly” (sessions are available during the day – since the bright sun isn’t an issue indoors), the venue can fit 174 cars with spots filled on a first come, first serve basis and allocations dependant on the size of your vehicle.

And as for snacks, they’ve got that covered. The venue will be offering audience members a variety of food – including popcorn, choc tops, Dough Truck doughnuts and Nitro 196 Below ice creams – that can be delivered directly to cars.

The line-up of films includes a variety of well-known titles, including family hits such as Labyrinth, Moana E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and The Incredibles, and more adult fare such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction and Gladiator.

Tickets are priced at $49AUD per vehicle. You can get more info on the official site.

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