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 tomorrow. But there’ll be new Covid safety measures in place: hand-sanitiser stations, increased cleaning between sessions; contactless payments; and social-distancing rules (at the diner).
Catch new releases such as supernormal drama The Craft: Legacy; Antebellum, a horror film set on a plantation in America; and the Russell Crowe-starring thriller Unhinged. Also expect screenings of old-school films such as Batman, Back to the Future II and The Big Lebowski.
And for Halloween on October 31, the drive-in will screen three creepy classics: Hocus Pocus, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Scream.
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.