Saudi Arabia opens its first drive-in movie theater in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia opens its first drive-in movie theater in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia opens its first drive-in movie theater in Riyadh to allow viewers to enjoy watching movies by taking the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Drive-in movie theaters can accommodate up to 150 cars while applying social distancing measures, organizers say. Wearing masks and checking temperatures will be mandatory.

What’s a drive-in movie theater?

As its name suggests, you simply drive into the theater, usually a large parking lot, and park your car. The parking lot will have a large screen in front of it. At the designated time, a movie will start playing on that screen, and you can watch it from the comfort of your car. And once you’re done, you drive out.

Parking slots in drive-in theaters are designed in a way that all cars get a good view of the screen. Taller cars and SUVs are directed towards the parking lot’s rear while low slung sedans occupy the parking slots upfront.