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Drive-in cinemas are back – but for how long?

Tanya Gold on the rise and fall of drive-in cinema

18 July 2020

9:00 AM

18 July 2020

9:00 AM

Pandemic creates the oddest phenomena: here, for instance, is a British drive-in cinema. They exist for people who won’t go to a conventional cinema for fear of infection, which sounds like a film in itself. But that is the charm: attending a drive-in cinema feels like living inside a film, because every British drive-in cinema until now has failed.

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Luna Cinema, Open Air Cinemas, Cinestock and At The Drive-In are a few of the ventures offering drive-in cinema at selected locations around the country. Visit life.spectator.co.uk/drivein to find a cinema near you.

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