Now Reading
Everything you need to know before buying tickets to a drive-in cinema

Everything you need to know before buying tickets to a drive-in cinema


ICYMI: SM Cinema is bringing its drive-in cinema, which initially opened in SM City Pampanga to Manila at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. “Movies by the Bay” will be open starting Sept. 9 and will run from Wednesdays through Sundays.

[READ: We know where you can watch ‘Train to Busan’ sequel—at PH’s first drive-in cinema in Pampanga]

But before you buy your tickets to this (yes, you will have to buy in advance and only online at SM Tickets), here are some basics that you have to know.


How much are tickets?

P400 per person, with a maximum of four persons per vehicle—two if you want the best viewing experience


What time are the screenings?

For its Sept. 9-13 run, screens start at 6:45 pm daily.


What movies will be shown? 

  • “Train 2 Busan: Peninsula”
    • Sept. 9, Wednesday
      Sept. 11, Friday
      Sept. 13, Sunday
  • “Unhinged”
    • Sept. 10, Thursday
      Sept. 12, Saturday


What are the safety protocols?

Moviegoers are required to wear masks inside their cars

Photo courtesy of SM Cinema

Is there food available in the drive-in?

As with the first screening, food concessions will be on site. A menu will be provided upon entering along with a flag, which you can put up to call the attention of the vendors.

Outside food are prohibited.


How will the movie audio be heard from inside the car?

Built-in FM radios inside the vehicles will be utilized to stream the sound. Moviegoers will be instructed prior to the screening as to what frequency their radios should be on to hear.


Isn’t it bad for the environment to have cars running at prolonged periods?

SM Cinema encourages moviegoers to turn on the aircon only every 20 minutes for 10 minutes.


What happens if it rains?

If extreme weather conditions prevail, the movie screening will be stopped. Only then will refunds be allowed. After which, guests are allowed to rebook a later screening date.



Header photo courtesy of SM Cinema

Get more stories like this by subscribing to our weekly newsletter here.

Read more:

Missed ‘Heneral Rizal’ on Cinemalaya? It’s streaming on YouTube now for free

Spotify and Netflix might have to pay a 12 percent tax soon, thanks to this bill

6 films to stream on Netflix to widen your social awareness

Writer: CHRISTIAN SAN JOSE © 2020. Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc.


Agen Situs Pkv Games Terpercaya slot online
Situs Judi Bola Online situs idn poker idn poker
daftar gambar togel
PROBOLA agen daftar situs judi slot online terpercaya dengan games pragmatic play yang sangat populer