Drive-in cinemas berths in Lagos, Abuja amidst covid-19 pandemic

Drive-in cinemas berths in Lagos, Abuja amidst covid-19 pandemic

Drive-in cinemas is experiencing a surge in attendance in the US, Germany, Asia, France, due to the coronavirus pandemic and Nigeria is taking a cue f

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Drive-in cinemas is experiencing a surge in attendance in the US, Germany, Asia, France, due to the coronavirus pandemic and Nigeria is taking a cue from these countries as the effects of pandemic bites harder in Nollywood. Filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, is taking this initiative and is pioneering the introduction of drive-in cinemas in Abuja and Lagos.

Okpaleke, who bought the rights to ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’, ‘Glamour Girls’ and ‘Rattle Snake’, five years after he acquired the rights to ‘Living in Bondage’, said the drive-in cinemas will be launched in Lagos and Abuja.

Sharing the news, the filmmaker, revealed that his team is set to present the first-ever Drive-in Concert with a live performance from Styleplus and the best DJs on Friday. He also revealed that his critically acclaimed movie, ‘Living in Bondage’ sequel will be screened at the drive-in cinema holding at Transcorp Hilton car park, Abuja.

“This Wednesday would mark the beginning of a new dawn! A new experience in the city of Abuja. Get your tickets from Naira box, ensure your fuel tank isn’t on empty and popcorn and drinks available at the venue,” his post on social media read.

He said he is introducing drive-in cinema as a way to keep cinema-goers happy while honouring social distancing guidelines. Play Network, Okpaleke’s company, has pegged its showing times between 3 pm and 7 pm.

Genesis Cinemas also announced that it is set to commence a drive-in cinema experience.