Film enthusiasts flocked a Bangkok-based drive-in cinema on Thursday.
The outdoor cinema debuted the inaugural screening of the “Trolls World Tour,” part of a special four-day offering for moviegoers who want to avoid indoor theatres.
Eighty vehicles participated and watched under the cinema set-up.
A film aficionado, Sasanan Thanasankulang, brought her mother with her to watch under the drive-in cinema. She said:
“I came with my mother; I wanted to bring her to experience the new drive-in movie theatre.”
The makeshift cinema organizers made a network system of coolants to combat the hot and humid Thailand weather. Thanasankulang added:
“We were curious about how this drive-in movie theatre could deal with the hot and humid weather, and we didn’t turn on the engine.”
Although Thailand has already allowed the resumption of traditional cinemas since last month, filmgoers stated that they felt much safer under the new set-up of outdoor moviehouses.
Apitchaya Doungsuwan, a film watcher, said that she felt safer under the comfort of her own car, compared to the set-up of standard cinemas.
She paid a fee of 1,200 baht per vehicle, which included popcorn and soft drinks.
The movie fan said:
“I want to try new things, and I worry a bit about the spread of the covid-19 in the movie theatre. If the experience from tonight is good, sure we will come back.”