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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre opens Australia’s first indoor drive-in cinema
Australia’s first indoor drive-in cinema has opened at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) as a result of a partnership and Village Roadshow.
Making use of MCEC’s expansive area of unused exhibition bays, the location, described as “weatherproof and daytime-friendly”, can fit 174 cars with spots filled on a first come, first serve basis and allocations dependant on vehicle size.
The timings of each screening will afford audiences more opportunities to enjoy child-friendly matinee sessions over the Summer school holidays, or later sessions for big children and adults, wanting to enjoy some classic films in a new way.
An MCEC spokesperson advised “with MCEC’s exhibition bays currently not in use for these events, they provide a unique opportunity for families, couples and mates to enjoy a trip to the cinema both day and night, without fear of bad weather.”
The cinema is operating under MCEC’s VenueSafe plan, to maintain physical distancing and ensure audience safety - including in-car food and beverage service via the Skip app.
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.
It costs $49 per car.
For more information go to www.villagecinemas.com.au/cinemas/mcec
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