Drive-in cinemas are making something of a comeback in these uncertain times where physical distancing have become part of life. Now, KL has welcomed its second such attraction at 1Utama and it delivers mightily on the screen front with a massive 16m x 7m LED monitor. CineDrive’s impressive display means you’ll have absolutely no issues getting a full-on experience no matter where you’re parked!
Situated at the Dataran Outdoor Carpark, CineDrive will be operating until 27 September, screening two movies a day during the week (6pm and 10pm), and an extra matinee geared towards families (9.30am) on the weekends.
So what’s on the bill? An upfront mix of blockbusters including adrenaline-packed flicks with Mad Max: Fury Road, Ford vs Ferrari, 300, Aquaman, Alita: Battle Angel and Justice League; comedy gold with Crazy Rich Asians, Spies in Disguise and Detective Pikachu; horror with The Conjuring, Pengabdi Setan; local features with PASKAL, Fight Lah! Kopitiam and Wira; and plenty more.
The audio is taken care of via a dedicated FM frequency that you tune into while parked up so you’ve got full control of the volume and levels when watching. Those that would like to keep their car running through the movie to get that sweet aircon can also rest at ease as the organisers have purchased carbon credits from solar projects to offset the emissions.
In case you’re not sure what that is: there are environmental projects and schemes that companies and individuals can invest in to reduce emissions. Whether it’s through the roll-out of cleaner technologies, the planting of trees, or systems that suck CO2 from the air, carbon offsetting has become big business – and CineDrive have gone that extra step to invest here.
Ticket prices are RM80 per car (with no limit on how many people per car – as long as you’re not breaking laws!) and that includes a large popcorn and two drinks. It’s first-come-first-served so you don’t know where you’ll be parked until you get there, but if you want to ensure a top spot, opt for the RM100 VIP package and have a premium spot waiting for you. With the gigantic screen, however, you have little to worry about in terms of view.
If you’ve never experienced this novel way of catching a movie, we recommend you head to CineDrive now before it packs up on 27 September. If you’re a ONECard holder, you’ll also get a 15% discount on tickets! Visit cinedrive.my for a full list of movies and more information.
Where 1Utama Dataran Open Car Park, Jalan Dataran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Showtimes 6pm and 10pm (weekday), 9.30am (weekends)
Tickets RM80 per car; RM100 (VIP)