PH's first drive-in cinema to open at Pampanga mall


Posted at Jul 24 2020 01:39 PM

MANILA -- The Philippines will soon first have its first drive-in cinema, an alternative for people looking to see a movie during the coronavirus era. 

"Peninsula," the sequel to the 2016 hit Korean zombie flick "Train to Busan," will be the the first film to be shown in SM Cinema's Drive in: Movies at Sundown.

The drive-in cinema is located at the SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, and will be available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting July 31.


In a note on its Facebook page, SM Cinema said there will be two screenings per day, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.

Guests get to watch on a 20-meter by 8-meter screen that has been raised three feet above the ground, with the sound to be broadcasted straight into their vehicles through a specific frequency. 

Tickets, which are priced at P400 per person inclusive of food and drinks, must be purchased online in advance at the SM Tickets website. 

Only enclosed vehicles with windows and occupied by a maximum of four people will be allowed entry at the venue, which can accommodate up to 90 per screening.