Sep 2, 2020

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]

Posted by SM Cinema on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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? 

Posted by SM Cinema on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • “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

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