The pandemic has fueled national revival of the classic American drive-in movie theater. the dense Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood is getting into the act to enable the same .
A drive-in theater or drive-in cinema is a form of theatre structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand, and a large parking area for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars
Arena Cinelounge Sunset is supporting the Arena Cinelounge Drive-in Hollywood. The venue will be behind the landmark Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood at 1625 North Las Palmas Avenue, and plans to be open seven days a week.
The first screening will happen on Dec. 1, 2020 with Wander, a thriller starring Aaron Eckhart, Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham, Roger Dorman and Tommy Lee Jones.
“Our aim is to bring the same bespoke charisma Arena Cinelounge is known for as an independent theater to the Drive-In experience,” owner Christian Meoli told NBC News “We’re excited to be exhibiting and curating again and look forward to continuing to offer audiences new, classic and culturally relevant content.”
Other films to be screend include the documentary The Weather Underground from 2002 and Breach, starring Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane.
Art installations, laser light shows by DJ Lino Meoli, and popcorn are also on the list. Admission is $40 per car, which covers up to five movie-goers. Masks are required if you need to leave your vehicle.The Egyptian Theatre is currently owned by Netflix.