Slovenia to get its first ever drive-in cinema this spring

Ljubljana, 16 April - Slovenia will get its first ever drive-in cinema in May. Until September film lovers will be able to enjoy big screen films from the privacy and comfort of their cars in front of the Interspar Vič shopping centre in Ljubljana. The films will be screened by cinema operator Kino Bežigrad.

Kino Bežigrad cinema in the centre of Ljubljana.
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In creating the concept of the Slovenian drive-in cinema, Kino Bežigrad followed the example of the classic American drive-ins from the 1960s, which later became popular in Europe as well.

"The type of cinema is still very popular both in America and in Europe," Kino Bežigrad told the STA.

The cinema operator wants movie nights in Vič to be a wholesome experience of the 1960s American drive-ins, so the visitors of the car park for some 70 vehicles will also be offered food and drinks, which will be served by staff on skates.

Films will be screened every week from Thursday to Sunday and organisers promise a very diverse selection of films from Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Mission: Impossible - Fallout to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Sunday nights will be reserved for film classics.

"We believe that the drive-in will be attractive both for couples in love as for families and the older population," Kino Bežigrad said.

The cinema operator has been striving to revive the unique classic cinema experience and has in the last three years created a space at their theatre with a nostalgic retro look.

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