Remember those days when drive-in theatres were all the rage? But with the advent of multiplexes and the luxuries it offered, this unique movie-watching experience slowly took a backseat until only a handful of them remained functional throughout the country. Now, thanks to COVID-19 and social distancing forcing the closure of regular theatres that could contribute to the increase in community transmission, drive-in theatres have been offered a new lease of life and we couldn’t be more excited. By Amitha Ameen


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When was the last time you watched a movie in a drive-in theatre? Rows of cars parked in an open field, a giant projector playing your favourite movie, a sky full of stars, and fresh air wafting through your car window carrying a light scent of the freshly made buttery popcorn. Made you nostalgic, didn’t it? What if we told you that thanks to COVID-19, you can experience all of this once again at these drive-in theatres situated around India?

1. Sunset Cinema Club


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With offerings in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Dehradun, Sunset Cinema Club offers an immersive movie-watching experience. Their drive-in theatre experience includes a screening of the classic, cult and commercial movies. Guests can choose from genre-specific categories like Bollywood special, classic week, date night and travel weekend. Apart from a drive-in cinema experience, guests can also choose to opt for a rooftop cinema experience too.

2. Under The Stars


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Based out of Bengaluru, Under The Stars hosts regular movie nights at The Courtyard, an alfresco eatery. If you don’t want to head to a public space, these guys even offer customised indoor and outdoor screening experiences across Bengaluru based on your space and requirements. Now, if that is not a comfortable movie watching experience, we don’t know what is.

3. Prarthana Beach Drive-in Theatre


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What’s better than a drive-in theatre? A beachside drive-in theatre. Watch your favourite movies under the night sky in Chennai, while listening to the sound of the waves and feeling the light coastal breeze. Said to be one of the world’s first drive-in theatres located near a beach, your movie-watching experience is bound to be surreal here.

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