How does it sound like, a drive-Ins theatre? Well, Drive-Ins theatre, India’s first rooftop drive-Ins movie theatre opened in Mumbai, which can accommodate around 290 cars vehicles with the entry fee of 1000 INR per vehicle and only 4 person’s allowed in one vehicle.
In the crowded world, you also want a place where you can have a luxury dinner and can watch a movie with your family or friends, right. People crave open space, suppose you will have good weather, open sky, nice air and tasty food with a movie at some place, wouldn’t you want it?
It took over a decade to work this out, The Jio Drive-in is “one of the biggest cinema screens in the country” with 24m x 10m as dimensions, which is apparently one of the biggest cinema screens in the country, and it is powered by Christie RGB Laser projection.
It brings a unique feature to the sounds by broadcasting the soundtrack over an FM signal through the car’s sound system. This is the first time when people get such an experience in a country.
JIO drive-In CEO said that the drive-in theatre is a safer option for movies during the pandemic.
For the drive-in cinemas in Delhi Hyderabad, and Punjab for a total of around 20 properties, the investment of around 3-5 crores per location or property that could reach up to more than 8 crores depends upon the size and location of the property.
In India, there has been a drive-in cinema for example- a sunset drive-in Cinema in Ahmedabad, Prarthana beach drive-in cinema in Chennai, under the stars in Bengaluru, and Gurgaon talkies in Delhi NCR.
Most of the Indian states are weather too hot or too cold most of the year, which won’t work on open cinema screens meanwhile it’s very tough to get an audience so far, as per the current plans of multiplexes, the screenings to be held after 4 pm.
Well, it is a new concept for Indian cinemas while in the US there were approximately more than 350 cinemas as per the last count. One of the bad advantages is that you cannot use the same screen outdoors that you use Indoors (close auditoriums) because it would keep reflecting light.
Since its launch in Sri Lanka, PVR now operated on 855 screens across 178 cinemas in 72 cities in India and Sri Lanka.
One of the Drive-Ins cinemas in Mumbai is SSC (sunset Cinema Club) – it completely contactless experience where audio is streamed directly to the vehicle via radio.
Address: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Entry time- 7 pm
Ticket- 1200 INR
Some instructions for the SSC-
- Outside eatables are not allowed
- Customers need to download the ticket pdf that needs to be shown at the time of the entry.
- Seating will be based on a first-come and first-sevres basis.
Jio Drive-ins in Mumbai– As said earlier Jio drive-in theatre, which can accommodate around 290 vehicles, is at Mumbai’s Jio World Drive mall in partnership with Reliance Retail.
Address- Jio World Drive, BKC, Mumbai,
Open all Days 11 AM – 10 PM