I have heard so much hype about drive in cinemas and often wondered what it is like until now…
For those keen on having an experience, you can now visit NESCAFÉ® M-Junction drive-in cinema at Malaysia Tourism Center (MATIC) and enjoy screenings of local and international movies….
This is the first drive-in cinema in Malaysia… And perfect for those who want to enjoy a date night at the movies but worry about being around too many people especially during these COVID-19 pandemic times… And since it has been a while since I “dated” my best friend, I lured him out from (over) working at home for the drive in experience with me…
Strict social distancing measures are
observed in line with government regulations. The cinema can accommodate a maximum of 50 cars at one time and will feature both local and international movies on 4 meters by 9 meters LED screen.
Only two visitors are allowed in each car and we got our temperatures checked before being guided to where we should park our car…
Once the car has been parked, the staff provided us with a portable speaker with direct audio transmission as well as hand held /portable rechargeable fans for your comfort and safety inside your cars.
NESCAFÉ® M-Junction prides itself as an experience that promotes the reduction of Carbon Dioxide emissions, and the organizers encourage guests to turn off their car radios and air conditioning system for the duration of the movie, as a symbol of commitment to the planet…fortunately, since the movie is screened in the evening, the weather is balmy, not too hot and when you leave your window or car door ajar, there is a cooling breeze to further cool you down besides the portable hand held fans…
Facts and figures relating to Global Warming are also screened along with Covid19 SOP warnings before the movie began to increase awareness on the two issues.
You can order your snacks from the website, which are basically simple dishes like Chicken Burger, Maggi Pedas Gila and Maggi Kaw Kaw Kari (instant noodles in a bowl)
However, be aware that they are not serving any drinks.. But you can buy your drinks and donuts from the food trucks there.. Just scan the QR code for the menu offerings…
To minimize contact and reduce queues, a cashless online system is created, and food and drinks are delivered directly to visitors’ cars…
NESCAFÉ® is the main sponsor for the NESCAFÉ® M-Junction drive-in cinema, whilst MAGGI® is the official food sponsor and KITKAT® is the official snack sponsor for the event…
You will get a little goodie bag at the end of the movie just before you drive out containing all the goodies from the sponsors…
NESCAFÉ® M-Junction will be a 3-months temporary attraction that is set to attract moviegoers from across the country and is a joint effort between local event specialists TwoSpicy Entertainment Live and MD Events Asia….
“The event, entertainment and tourism industry have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, thus to save jobs and generate economy, we decided to reinvent our product offering to fit the new norm” said Arvin Randahwa, Director of TwoSpicy Entertainment Live.
“We have stringent hygiene measures and safety regulations in place. As responsible event organizers, our focus is to keep our customers safe, while also ensuring that they have a
good movie experience with us”, said Jack Gill, Director of MD Events Asia.
Othman Chraibi, Business Executive Officer of the Beverages Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad commented, “Many people have not been able to sit back and enjoy the simple things in life – like a movie night out due to the recent circumstances. At NESCAFÉ® we want to encourage people to appreciate the moments; big or small. The NESCAFÉ® M-Junction drive-in cinema is the perfect opportunity for people to enjoy a great movie with friends with a cup of NESCAFÉ® whilst practicing social distancing!”
Taking the opportunity to pair this fresh new experience with a fresh new taste, an all-new NESCAFÉ® Latte Milk Tea variant will also be made available for moviegoers to order and enjoy together at the NESCAFÉ® M-Junction.
“Outdoor cinema puts an unexpected twist to the norm of watching a movie in a theatre, just like our new NESCAFÉ® Latte Milk Tea – bringing the best of both worlds: coffee and tea in a cup; an unexpectedly refreshing and delicious combination! Moviegoers to the NESCAFÉ® M-Junction will be one of the first in Malaysia to try this latest NESCAFÉ® innovation,” added Othman.
Overall, it was am interesting and kinda fun experience which you can bond with your date, or with your bestie while watching a great movie from the comfort of your car, and without worrying about other people or any viruses and such…
Tickets are priced at RM99.00 per car (2pax maximum) for the standard package and RM159.00 per car (2 pax maximum) for the VIP Package. 2 meals per car are included with the ticket..
Operating every day, below are the screening times and guests are to arrive 30 minutes before their movie for check-in /screening process:
• First session: 6:00 PM
• Second Session: 9:00 PM
NESCAFÉ® M-Junction also allows private screenings and corporate arrangements. Further information can be obtained at www.mjunction.my or by calling 03 2282 6413.
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Thank you for tthis