Piling your car with doonas and heading to the drive-in is the perfect middle ground between getting out and staying in. And with indoor cinemas still shuttered across Victoria, it counts as a fully fledged cinema experience.
Luckily, the well-loved Coburg Drive-In – which has three whopping 33-square-metre screens – is reopening on Friday. And at 100 per cent capacity, no less.
Catch new releases such as the latest from Marvel Studios, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the Ryan Reynolds-led action-comedy Free Guy, also starring Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi. And in November, you can see Daniel Craig’s final turn as James Bond in the hotly anticipated (and long-delayed) No Time To Die.
And for Halloween, the drive-in will screen new blockbusters Halloween Kills and Malignant.
You can pick up movie snacks at the retro-style diner, or have them delivered straight to your car using the Coburg Drive-In app. In addition to the usual suspects, such as popcorn and choc-tops, get fried chicken, burgers, hot chips and more.
Tickets are available online. It’s $35 for a carload, $20 for adults, and $15 for students and kids.