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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.


Mohammed Ameen is the author behind KSAExpats.com. With a decade of experience in Saudi Arabia and a Master's in Business Administration, he shares practical tips and insights on expat life in the Kingdom.
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