It has been more than half a decade since Australia’s most ambitious outdoor cinema held its first Sydney pop-up, letting movie lovers catch a flick under the stars while getting cosy in one of its beds (yes, beds). Of course, that type of event hasn’t really suited these COVID-19 times so far, so Mov’In has adapted in 2020 — launching Mov’In Car, a pop-up drive-in on Entertainment Quarter’s rooftop.
Last year, the brand also floated Mov’In Boat into Darling Harbour, too, because there are plenty of ways to watch movies in outside spaces. But this month, for six weeks from Friday, October 29 through till Wednesday, December 1, it’s bringing back its automobile-based outdoor film-viewing setup.
Returning now that Sydney’s lockdown is over and New South Wales’ roadmap back to normality is underway, Mov’In Car will screen films every night of the week except Mondays, kicking off with Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. From there, it’ll move to horror flicks for Halloween — think: IT and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, so you can choose between eerie and song-filled viewing — and then cycle between classics and recent favourites.
Other highlights include Wrath of Man, the latest movie to pair Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham; Oscar-winner Nomadland, which brings its own vehicle theme to the drive-in; Aussie page-to-screen drama The Dry; and Joker, featuring Joaquin Phoenix’s applauded lead performance. Black Widow, Raya and the Last Dragon, Free Guy and Jungle Cruise help round out the new-ish releases — and yes, Dirty Dancing is also on the bill, because it’s always on every drive-in and outdoor cinema lineup.
There’ll also be snacks, food and beverages available to buy, complete with all-you-can-eat pizza deals, bottomless popcorn and Nutella calzones. Mov’In Car isn’t BYO, so you’ll have to purchase all hot food and drinks inside — but you can bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Price-wise, tickets for a car with one or two people cost $49.90, while you can head along with three or more people for $59.90 per vehicle. All-you-can-eat pizza costs $49.90 for two as well.
Also, Mov’In Car is dog-friendly, although your pet pooch will need to stay in your car.