News ID: 269507
Published: 0207 GMT May 27, 2020

Drive-in cinema to be expanded to three more venues

Drive-in cinema to be expanded to three more venues

The Iranian film, ‘Exodus,’ directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia, which was screened at Iran’s first drive-in cinema after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, is slated to be screened in three more drive-in venues.

Khavaran Cultural Center, Takhti Stadium, and Enqelab Complex will host Hatamikia’s film on May 28, IRNA reported.

The executive director of drive-in cinemas, Manoocher Safarkhani, said that the cities of Qazvin and Isfahan, and the provinces of Fars, Gilan, Mazandaran, West Azarbaijan, and Khorasan Razavi will join the drive-in-cinema plan in the coming days.

Since the reopening of cinemas will allow 40 percent of cinemas to host cinephiles, the drive-in cinema is one solution to save the cultural venues, he added.

Earnings from the first week’s screening of Hatamikia’s ‘Exodus’ at Tehran’s Milad Tower parking lot’s drive-in cinema hit 708.7 million rials ($4,295) by May 7.

For the first time after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the country’s only drive-in cinema opened on May 1 with the first-run screening of “Exodus”.

‘Exodus’ narrates the story of a number of peasants voicing their concerns to government officials.

The film had its Iranian premiere during the 38th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran in February where it won two awards for best make-up and best visual effects.

Iranian drama, ‘Dance with Me,’ directed by Soroush Sehhat, was the second film which hit the screen at Milad Tower on May 18 in view of the successful screening of the Iranian feature ‘Exodus’.





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