21 Sep – The latest trend in moviegoing sees several drive-in cinemas popping up in Malaysia, and the newest of these is CineDrive, located at Bandar Utama.
Having only started operations on last Saturday, 19 September, CineDrive, which is located at the outdoor parking next to popular shopping mall One Utama, is currently the biggest drive-in cinema in Malaysia.
It has a 42-feet high and 52-feet wide LED screen, and to give a more special experience for moviegoers while watching movies from their own cars, the screen has been placed one-storey off the ground.
CineDrive was officiated by Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin, Deputy Minister of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM), who said that his department encourages the drive-in cinema concept.
"KKMM encourages the drive-in cinema concept to be introduced here especially at the time when our nation is facing the COVID-19 pandemic, because it can be an alternative platform for watching a movie on the big screen while adhering to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
"The concept will be able to give a new chance and experience for audiences to watch movies from their own vehicles," Datuk Zahidi stated during the launch of CineDrive at Bandar Utama recently.
DeRomp Marketing's CEO William Lim stated that CineDrive will be in operation for 9 days, from 19 to 27 September.
"Throughout the period, we will screen a total of 22 movies, so you can check the list of movies at CineDrive's official website."
Among the movies that will be screened are "Paskal The Movie", "Ford V Ferrari", "300", "Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse", "Mad Max: Fury Road" and many more.
For more info on the movies and showtimes, visit www.cinema.com.my/drivein.