Efforts are under way to complete work for the reopening of the New Kingston drive-in cinema in St Andrew.
Palace Amusement Company is set to return to the drive-in format today after decades of closure.
This has become necessary due to the current COVID-19 crisis which has resulted in a dramatic downturn in patronage at its cinemas across Jamaica and led to the indefinite closure of Palace Cineplex in Liguanea, St Andrew, and Palace Multiplex located at the Fairview Shopping Complex in Montego Bay.
The company will be doing a dry run at the New Kingston drive-in today, offering a free showing of the animated film Spies in Disguise featuring the voices of Will Smith, Tom Holland, DJ Khaled and more, in a bid to work through any kinks in the system ahead of tomorrow’s official opening which will see The War With Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman, playing on the screen.
The drive-in cinema will be able to accommodate a total of 200 cars. Admission has been set at $1,250 per person.