It seems Capetonians have something to look forward to. The Mother City Drive-In has announced it is in the works of launching a cinematic experience like no other!
The news was announced via their Facebook page. But while it remains a mystery when or where Cape Town residents will be able to watch a good movie from the comfort of their cars, the news is exciting nonetheless.
This is not the first cinema of its kind in Cape Town of course.
During the 1960s, Cape Town’s second-largest drive-in cinema thrived in the spot where the Grand West Casino now stands. At the time, it was the fourth of its kind in the city and was situated adjacent to the Cape Show Grounds.
The Funlands Drive-In was also popular with Capetonians and was located on Swartklip Road. The area where the cinema stood was developed in later years and formed part of what is now known as Mitchells Plain.
The Sea Breeze Drive-In opened in the early 1960s and used to stand in the spot that is now the Cle du Cap retirement village in Kirstenhof.
The Skyvue Ster Drive-In existed in the mid-50s in the area that is now Kuils River.
Another one of Cape Town’s past drive-in cinemas is the iconic Sunset Drive-In. It was situated on the corners of Old Strandfontein and New Ottery roads, and opened in the mid-1950s. It was the city’s second drive-in cinema and was renamed to Sunset Ster Drive-In in the 1980s.
The Sunset Ster Drive-In was demolished in the mid-1980s and a brewery depot was established on the site.