Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Drive-in 758 – St Lucia’s first drive-in movie park

Gone are the recent days when drive-in theatres existed mainly as an entertainment novelty — quirky throwbacks to a bygone era.

The coronavirus pandemic has opened a window of opportunity for the nostalgic pastime.

Now, virus-wary movie fans can avoid crowded indoors while enjoying their favorite movies.

Today, July 1, 2020, St Lucian motorists will be eager to park their automobiles on the grounds of Drive-in 758, the first-ever drive-in theatre, located at the Gaiety Car Park in Rodney Bay.

Drive-in 758 will be a totally new way to watch movies.

The business guarantees cinematic quality images on the big screen thanks to their collaboration with Fineline Graphics who are the top-notch projector suppliers in the Caribbean.

Not only will you be able to view films from the comfort of your vehicle, but the audio will be generated via your radio.

Unlike traditional movie theatres, you will not be sworn to silence or be restricted from having a grand time. So, round up your family, friends, and your crew, grab your preferred drinks and snacks and head over to the drive-in!

You can enjoy your favorite old and new films from the back of a truck or van.

Just in case you run out or devour your food too early, you can treat yourself to a mojito, glass of wine, popcorn or hotdogs which will be on sale.

This venture is the brainchild of Blazin FM/Rhythm FM however, other major collaborators contribute to making this dream a reality.

Power and Rentals handle staging and generators and King Marketing keeps the masses informed.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for kids and are available online.

The business has been receiving massive support via their social media.

Unfortunately, they will only be operational during the summer until August 29, 2020.

My advice, take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor big screen.

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