Last week, we cruised by to check out Malaysia’s first-ever drive-in cinema, M-Junction. The place makes an ultimate date spot and the experience was one of a kind. This is why…
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the cinema is placed between the middle of KL’s biggest Pelita Restaurant and MATIC. It is also surrounded by pretty apartment buildings along with KLCC and KL Tower making it an instagram-able sight to see at night.
The entire process to enter the cinema was quite easy. However, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the cinema has strict standard operating procedures (SOP). First, cars are required to queue for temperature checks while the cinema’s staff give out handouts about the do’s and don’ts at the cinema before entering the viewing lot.
We had our temperature checks, QR codes scanned and hands sanitised by the employees of the cinemas who wearing face masks and gloves.
Once we entered the premises, we were guided to park at our designated spots and given a hand-sized bulky Bluetooth speaker that was connected to an auxiliary cable to allowed us the hear the movie. We were lucky to watch a throwback local horror movie that day which was Jangan Pandang Belakang.
We were advised to turn off our engines throughout the whole movie as the cinema promotes reducing carbon footprint and saving gas. We were given two battery-powered fans with mini stands instead. The fans have a three-level fan speed, so you don’t have to worry about feeling hot and sweaty.
Although we were seated at the back because
we’re losers that’s where all the cool kids sit, we still managed to get a clear view of the elevated screen despite the many cars in front of us.
With Nescafe being the main sponsor of the event, our drinks were served in paper straws while meals were in paper packaging. For the night, we had managed to get a fish burger with a side of fries and a Krispy Kreme doughnut. M-Junction also makes it meals inclusive to vegetarians too, so vegans can get vegetarian sticks with fries.
A Krispy Kreme and Nescafe stall was also spotted on the grounds of the drive-in cinema. According to M-Junction in SAYS, more food trucks will be made available in the future.
The drive-in cinema is now open to the public, with tickets priced at RM99 per car for the standard package, whereas the VIP Package is RM159 with parking allocated at the first two rows, a bag of popcorn and two meals. Only 2 people are allowed in a car.
The operating times for the cinema is from Monday-Sunday, from 5pm onwards (based on showtime). A wide selection of popular recent releases and classic movies will be screened and a schedule will be updated every week on their website.
In our opinion, while the ticket prices might seem a little pricy, the drive-in cinema is a new experience that’s worthy checking out as it gives you the privacy to have fun with a close friend (your can blab out spoilers to your partner without invoking the wrath of other viewers). It’s also placed in the city centre which gives the venue a pleasant backdrop. We would say that this is great for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a booking, head on to M-Junction’s website here.
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