Drive-in cinema opens next week

Movie lovers in Bahrain will be able to watch a selection of films from the comfort of their own car on a massive screen next week.

Mukta A2 Cinemas and event management group PICO are gearing up to launch a 100-car park drive-in cinema at the iconic Bahrain Bay from July 22.

Food and beverages will be provided and social distancing has to be maintained. Tickets will be sold online on

“We are very thankful to the authorities in the government of Bahrain for this opportunity; Drive-in BH is much more than a nostalgic idea or retro way to see movies; it is also one of the safest ways for communities to gather,” said Mukta A2 Cinemas Middle East chief operating officer Akshay Bajaj.

“People are looking for quality experiences and drive-in cinemas are the perfect destination. We feel a sense of responsibility, we’ve got to do it really well and safely so that people have the confidence to go back to cinemas,” he said.

Tickets will be sold per car with a maximum of four people. It includes a food and beverage package while added gourmet options will also be available.

The movie soundtrack will be available on a dedicated FM frequency.

Live music, special performances and stand-up comics will be part of pre-show events before movies during weekends.

“It is a real feather in our cap that Mukta A2 Cinemas is launching the first drive-in theatre in Bahrain,” said Mukta Arts Limited managing director Rahul Puri.

“During a really challenging time for the exhibition space globally, this kind of innovation and quick thinking to shift infrastructure and business models can be the difference,” he said.

The GDN previously reported that movie theatres in Bahrain have been closed since March 18 as part of government measures to combat the spread of Covid-19.




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