Despite restrictions due to sars-cov-2
Second drive-in cinema in the ruhr area opens despite coronavirus – strict conditions also apply here
27.03.2020 updated: 20:05
After essen, a drive-in movie theater is now opening in another ruhr area city. But even here the operation may only run under certain conditions.
- In essen, a drive-in movie theater is allowed to stay open despite the rampant coronavirus*.
- And in marl, too, a new drive-in movie theater is soon to start operations.
- The drive-in cinemas may only be operated under strict conditions due to the coronavirus, however.
Update, wednesday (1. april), 16.8 pm: after essen now also the ruhr area city of marl to. On monday (6. april) the next drive-in movie theater will open on the site of the biker-treff on marler strabe drive-in cinema. On the idea came according to a report of the WDR the founder colin germesin, who about a year ago already opened the marl playhouse ühad taken over after it had stood empty for a long time.
drive-in cinema in marl: city allows operation only under strict conditions due to corona virus
Since this is due to the coronavirus crisis also had to cease normal operations in mid-March, is now to continue operating the drive-in theater turnover are generated. "Then it was clear relatively quickly that alternatives had to come. Because no turnover is just not an option", colin germesin told the WDR.
The premises in marl is now available for up to 400 cars available. However, as with the drive-in cinema in essen, the city of marl only approves the operation under strict requirements. Tickets and snacks must be booked online and contactless üto be handed over. In each car are also here two adults plus two children – if they are their own – is allowed.
new drive-in cinema in marl: these films are on the program
According to the operators, the new drive-in movie theater in marl has, among other things movies like "spiderman", "joker", "aladdin" and"the lion king" on the program.
Origin message: the coronavirus currently takes pretty much all leisure activities. theaters, cinemas, gyms – what fun is currently closed. In any case, almost everything. Because in the ruhr area cinema fans can still drive-in theater in eat visit, knows RUHR24.De*.
Autokino essen (NRW) open despite coronavirus
operator amarah attal has for it on the part of the city essen a exemption recently received the german press agency (dpa) revealed.
As usual it runs in the drive-in cinema in the north of essen – in the shadow of the stadium of red-white – but not. only cars with a maximum of two people are allowed in. Own children up to 14 years may however additionally with. Thus the coronavirus contact block continue to maintain.
drive-in cinema in essen (NRW) must adhere to strict coronavirus regulations
And also at the ticket sales has decided not to go to the cinema because of the danger of coronavirus something changed: tickets – costing 8 euros per person – are available exclusively at the presale, there is no box office. Employees of the drive-in cinemas scanning the tickets when entering the premises through the closed car window.
Coronavirus: drive-in cinema in essen has several films in its program
Nevertheless, cinema fans can enjoy a bit of normality despite the coronavirus pandemic (click here for the NRW ticker*). Up to 1.000 cars can be parked on the site. The films are shown on a cinema screen 15 meters high and 36 meters wide.
At Program the essen drive-in movie theater is currently showing children’s movies such as"the ice queen 2", but also flicks, for the more youthful audience like"nightlife" with elyas M’barek, palina rojinski and frederick lau. Also in the program:"bad boys for life (will smith, martin lawrence) as well as"the invisible" and"only still 60 seconds".
drive-in cinema in cologne may not open due to coronavirus requirement
By the way, the drive-in movie theater in essen is not the only one in north rhine-westphalia (NRW). Amarah attal still operates one in Cologne-porz and other cinemas outside NRW. In cologne, a general coronavirus order issued by the city of cologne currently does not allow the operation of the drive-in movie theater there – and is causing irritation among customers due to the different regulations compared to essen.
Also in Munich-aschheim and in frankfurt-gravenbruch there are bans for the drive-in cinemas there. In suttgart-kornwestheim on the other hand, the same rules apply as in essen: opening is allowed, but only under strict regulations.
Meanwhile, conventional cinemas to bite the bullet and close their houses due to the coronavirus regulations shut down. Thanks to the #helpa cinema campaign, cinema fans can still help – by selecting their favorite cinema on the campaign’s homepage and watching the cinema advertising. Who has no desire on it, can simply money donations.
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Column list image:© fabian strauch/dpa
- Author daniele giustolisi