Karlovy Vary Cinema drive-in, Source: City of Karlovy Vary

Drive-in cinema arrives in Karlovy Vary for the first time

Drive-in cinema arrives in Karlovy Vary for the first time

Unique atmosphere this week at the airport of the Czech spa capital

The residents of Karlovy Vary will be able to enjoy a drive-in cinema for the first time this week. Such venues have been gaining in popularity again in the times of pandemic, as a relatively safe way to deliver cultural experiences to a large number of people.

The screenings will take place in the unique environment of the international airport of Karlovy Vary. The drive-in cinema at the Czech spa capital can be visited from 13 to 17 May, in exchange for 100 crowns per vehicle, with tickets sold on-site. Screenings take place from half-past nine in the evening.

Rediscovering forgotten entertainment

“After weeks of planning, preparation, searching for the ideal place and waiting for measures to relax, I am glad that we can invite all interested parties to the first Karlovy Vary auto cinema and offer them attractive and safe entertainment at the same time. We have compiled a varied program. Viewers will be able to choose whether to enjoy comedy, horror or another genre from the comfort of their own car”, explained the Mayor of Karlovy Vary Andrea Pfeffer Ferklová for the municipal website.

Representatives of the organisers have shared that the idea had been born during the preparations for the cultural summer programme, planned to take place at the indoor sports centre KV Arena. As it is highly doubtful that the events will unfold as planned, alternative cultural experiences were needed.

The airport was chosen for the screenings thanks to the number of large areas available on its premises which can be easily transformed into parking spaces. Unlike the KV Arena, where lots of trees and islands between the parking lots are an obstacle, the complex of the Karlovy Vary airport offers a wide grassy space, which will be complemented with an inflatable screen.

The drive-in cinemas are actually nothing new – as we shared in a recent publication, they were quite popular in the summers before TV became widely available. Lately, with the social distancing necessary due to the coronavirus, Lithuania and other countries have rediscovered their charm.



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