With the restrictions throughout the Recovery Movement Control Order getting lighter, cinemas are now given the green light to reopen in Malaysia. However, there are strict SOPs to be followed when watching movies and many might still be reluctant to go watch a movie in a cinema.
To overcome the restrictions faced by an indoor cinema, event company TwoSpicy Entertainment Live Sdn Bhd and MD Events Asia Sdn Bhd have revealed the launch of Nescafe M-Junction, Malaysia’s first-ever drive-in cinema!
With the first screening on 29 July, Nescafe M-Junction is now open to the public for the next three months. The drive-in cinema will be held at Lanai car park which is located beside the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
The Experience Of A Drive-In Cinema
First, you can’t just drive-in and book a ticket on the spot, the space is limited for a total of 50 cars only and there will be only two showtimes every day at 6PM and 9PM. You can find out the showing time and movie by booking your tickets and food online at www.mjunction.my
Tickets are priced at RM99 per car (max of 2 pax) and RM159 for VIP package, two meals are included with the tickets. On the day of the event, you have to go through a screening process.
The organisers will check your temperature and you have to provide your contact details while seated in your car. Then you can park your car in the area on a first-come, first-serve basis. The food that you’ve ordered will be delivered to you by the ground crew.
You’ll be able to sit back in your car and enjoy the movie screening on the nine by four metres outdoor LED screen. You won’t need to worry about audio quality as they’ll provide portable speakers that can be connected via Bluetooth or Aux port for direct audio transmission.
As for vehicles that don’t have an Aux port or Bluetooth option, Bluetooth speakers will be provided to them by the organisers.
Things To Take Note Of
As the drive-in cinema is based outdoors, the first question that might pop into your head is what if it rains? If it starts raining during your session, Nescafe M-Junction can delay the showing for a maximum of up to 1 hour. If the rain does not stop after 1 hour, the movie experience will be rescheduled without any refund.
As Nescafe M-Junction drive-in cinema is based in KL, it’s advised that customers arrive early and check-in at least 30 minutes before the showtime as failure to reach on time will deem your admission forfeited with no refunds given. Also arriving early has its plus points as it will guarantee you a spot in the front row.
Although most of the time you’ll be sitting in your car, you’re still allowed to exit your vehicle but only for toilet breaks to the restroom. When you wish to exit your vehicle you have to wear a mask and maintain social distancing according to the SOPs.
Watch our video to see how it’s like at Nescafe M-Junction drive-in cinema!
- Location: Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), 109, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450
- Website: www.mjunction.my
- Showtimes: 6PM & 9PM Daily