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Cinemas remain closed in South Africa and much of the world and, once they reopen, people aren’t likely to come back in large numbers.

It is, therefore, unsurprising that drive-in cinemas are making a comeback in the United States, and South Africans – at least those in Cape Town – will soon join the fun.

Clement Manyathela interviewed Lyle Masters, co-founder of Mother City Drive-In.

We’ve been playing with this idea for a long time… the pandemic forced us to put our events on hold and prioritise this.

Lyle Masters, co-founder - Mother City Drive-In

Technology has come a very far way since the drive-ins that we used to know… We use LED screens so we can show movies while the sun is up.

Lyle Masters, co-founder - Mother City Drive-In

Initially… we’ll have 100 to 150 cars…

Lyle Masters, co-founder - Mother City Drive-In

We want to have themed nights… we’ll [also] show modern … and locally produced films… We’re not only doing film… there are opportunities for bands, DJs, singers, comedians and food trucks to make a bit of income during these tough times.

Lyle Masters, co-founder - Mother City Drive-In

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape Town gets a drive-in cinema - with an LED screen for daytime watching

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