Launching on Friday, 4 June 2021, and blending the thrill of going out with the comfort of staying in; The City Drive-In is a timeous tribute to the nostalgic film-viewing format, which peaked in global popularity between the 1940s and 1960s.

The latest addition to Sandton City’s extensive entertainment offering, patrons will be able to take in the BIGGEST blockbusters on the BIG screen, every Thursday – Sunday, until 31 July 2021. The City Drive-In is located on the rooftop parking, and can be accessed off Sandton Drive, and offers individuals and families an opportunity to enjoy big-screen entertainment safely.

“Sandton City is thrilled to be the owner of The City Drive-In and to present this monumental addition to the public,” says Preston Gaddy, General Manager of Sandton City. “The City Drive-In is a great differentiator for the property and offers customers the opportunity to engage in a shared entertainment experience, from the safety and comfort of a controlled, socially distant space.”

There is something for everyone, and The City Drive-In will screen a selection of films, from modern classics to new releases, and everything in between. With the support of Ster-Kinekor, patrons can look forward to the likes of Frozen, Bohemian Rhapsody and The Greatest Showman. The City Drive- In will open to the public with 2021’s highly anticipated release, Godzilla vs Kong. Every weekend, there will be two screenings, with the matinée screening on both Saturday and Sunday being suitable for the whole family.

Sandton City would like to support independent filmmakers, producers and distributors, with the pandemic having presented limited screening opportunities, and is currently exploring opportunities to screen local film content at The City Drive-In.

Sandton City is a COVID-19 compliant, SAFE certified shopping centre; and with safety as a priority, the following measures must be adhered to while visiting The City Drive-In. Masks are compulsory, and should be worn correctly at all times, outside of vehicles. Physical distancing must also be practiced, with patrons standing at least two metres apart. Sanitising stations are strategically located throughout The City Drive-In, and should be used frequently.

The screening schedule for The City Drive-In’s opening weekend is as follows:
Friday, 4 June 2021: Godzilla vs. Kong. Begins at 19h00, completed by 21h30. Saturday, 5 June 2021: The Incredibles. Begins at 15h00, completed by 17h15.

Management Offices, Ground Floor, Atrium on 5th, Sandton City, PO Box 78100, Sandton, 2146 Tel: +27 11 217 6000, Web: sandtoncity.com

Godzilla vs. Kong. Begins at 19h00, completed by 21h30. Sunday, 6 June 2021: Despicable Me. Begins at 14h00, completed by 16h00.

Godzilla vs. Kong. Begins at 18h00, completed by 20h30.

Sandton City encourages patrons to arrive early and park their cars, before purchasing or collecting their confectionery from the Ster-Kinekor concession stall, or food from the Food District. Patrons are invited to sit back, relax and get comfortable in their vehicles before the main feature begins.

Prior to arrival:

• Tickets are only available to purchase online, from Quicket, at R200 per car, from: https://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/26042-the-sandton-city-drive-in-powered-by-ster- kinekor

  • The City Drive-In is a predominantly cashless concept, and refreshments will be available for purchase prior to arrival, when checking out on Quicket. Refreshments will also be available on the rooftop from the Ster-Kinekor stall.
  • The entrance to The City Drive-In is located off Sandton Drive. This Waze route leads directly to the correct entrance: https://waze.com/ul/hke7gqqf83. For media enquiries or media ticket requests to attend any show of choice, please contact Sara Pearce at TLC, pr@tarynlouch.com. For more information or details about The City Drive-In or Sandton City, please contact Charmain Qofela, charmain.qofela@epsgroup.co.za or visit www.sandtoncity.com.
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