​Drive-In Cinemas

Drive-in cinemas are often seasonal cinemas (or year-round if you have great weather) where a movie screening is set up for spectators sitting in their cars. A drive-in cinema is an excellent opportunity to use available parking spaces for additional revenue streams. The emergence of “socially distanced” cinemas (with no direct contact between people) is especially relevant in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions.

A drive-in cinema may be set up on most lots provided local zoning laws approve of such usage and does not violate local land-use regulations.

What are the main advantages of a drive-in cinema?
​Where can a drive-in cinema be set up?
​What does a drive-in cinema equipment package include?
​What is Magna-Tech’s drive-in solution?
​What are the benefits of working with Magna-Tech?

Exterior Model by D. Avdeyeva (Magna-Tech)


What are the main advantages of a drive-in cinema?

A drive-in cinema may be an excellent business opportunity for commercial real estate owners or parking lot leaseholders, because:

  • Watching a movie, including cinema screenings, is one of the most popular forms of entertainment for all age groups. Setting up a drive-in cinema is a great option to enhance the appeal of an open lot while bringing in revenue;
  • A drive-in cinema allows for the commercial use of parking spaces at late hours and nighttime;
  • A drive-in cinema is quickly and easy to set up;
  • A drive-in cinema screening is less affected by weather and acoustic conditions, as compared to other types of outdoor cinemas;
  • Added retail sales with high marginal profit (e.g. popcorn and other bar/concession items);
  • It does not require significant financial investment. Audiovisual equipment can be rented.


Where can a drive-in cinema be set up?

Quite literally wherever parking is allowed! However, the chosen location must provide:

  • Adequate lighting conditions: sufficient dimming and the absence of light pollution (e.g. any big light sources nearby);
  • Effective placement of the projection screen (additional option – LED screen);
  • Effective placement of car parking spaces, the absence of any objects obstructing or blocking the field of vision or the screen; safe and convenient traffic within the area, including entrance and exit.

Exterior Model by D. Avdeyeva (Magna-Tech)


What does a drive-in cinema equipment package include?

The standard drive-in cinema screening equipment package includes:


Additional equipment:


What is Magna-Tech’s drive-in solution?

Magna-Tech offers a “Drive-in Cinema” comprehensive solution that includes the installation of a ready-to-use cinema:

  • Technical evaluation for installing the cinema at a chosen land property.
  • Layout design by developing the screen and equipment placement as well as calculating the optimum number and positioning of car parking spaces and traffic flows.
  • Selecting, preparing and testing the audiovisual equipment.
  • Installing, adjusting and providing necessary user training and instructions.
  • Post-installation technical support.
  • Recommendations for organizing event-based/social/cultural film screenings and working with communities/groups.

Arthuro Quintero (Magna-Tech)


What are the benefits of working with Magna-Tech?

We are one of the leading engineering companies in the world of cinema project development and equipment. Our clients are choosing us because they receive:

  • The best possible cinema screening quality within the given budget.
  • A cinema project that meets modern standards and follows the best industry practices.
  • A wide choice of equipment options.
  • With many years of experience with both traditional and outdoor cinemas Magna-Tech is perfectly positioned to assist in all aspects of the process of opening and a drive-in cinema.

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Miami FL 33166 USA
Phone: (305) 573-7339
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