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A Guide To Drive-In Screenings

In the wake of Covid-19, the industry is seeing a resurgence in drive-in screenings around the world as the cinema industry seeks to provide the big screen experience to movie-goers whilst adhering to government guidelines which have forced the closure of cinemas globally and the requirement for social distancing measures.


CTC has created a comprehensive guide available exclusively to members of items to consider when planning an outdoor screening. 

Areas covered include:-

Planning Drive-In Screenings

  • Timing  

  • Location  

  • Vehicle Management  

  • People Safety  

  • Vehicle Requirements  

  • Electric Vehicles  

  • Vehicle Parking  

  • Vehicle Recovery  

  • Non-Vehicle Users  

  • Site design  

Challenges (weather, damp, insects,   

  • Weather  

  • Damp  

  • Insects  

  • Dust and Heat  

Technical Considerations 

  • Playback  

  • Projectors  

  • Screen  

  • Sound  

  • FM Transmission  

  • Other Options  

  • The complete kit  

Other things to think about  

  • Setup/Take Down  

  • Outdoors or Indoors  

  • Ticketing  

  • Health & Safety  

  • Licences  

  • ‘Added Extras’  

  • Someone to do it for you  

  • Links to Other Guides


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