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Sandton City is proud to present The City Drive-In, powered by Ster-Kinekor!


Johannesburg, South Africa (03 June 2021) – Launching on Friday, 4 June 2021, and blending the thrill of going out with the comfort of staying in; The City Drive-In is a timeous tribute to the nostalgic film-viewing format, which peaked in global popularity between the 1940s and 1960s.

The latest addition to Sandton City’s extensive entertainment offering, patrons will be able to take in the BIGGEST blockbusters on the BIG screen, every Thursday – Sunday, until 31 July 2021. The City Drive-In is located on the rooftop parking, can be accessed off Sandton Drive, and offers individuals and families an opportunity to safely enjoy big-screen entertainment.

“Sandton City is thrilled to be the owner of The City Drive-In and to present this monumental addition to the public,” says Preston Gaddy, General Manager of Sandton City. “The City Drive-In is a great differentiator for the property and offers customers the opportunity to engage in a shared entertainment experience, from the safety and comfort of a controlled, socially distant space.”

There is something for everyone, and The City Drive-In will screen a selection of films, from modern classics to new releases and everything in between. With the support of Ster-Kinekor, patrons can look forward to the likes of Frozen, Bohemian Rhapsody and The Greatest Showman. In addition, the City Drive-In will open to the public with 2021’s highly anticipated release, Godzilla vs Kong. Every weekend, there will be two screenings, with the matinée screening on both Saturday and Sunday being suitable for the whole family.

Sandton City would like to support independent filmmakers, producers and distributors, with the pandemic having presented limited screening opportunities, and is currently exploring opportunities to screen local film content at The City Drive-In.

Sandton City is a COVID-19 compliant, SAFE certified shopping centre, and with safety as a priority, the following measures must be adhered to while visiting The City Drive-In. Masks are compulsory and should be worn correctly at all times, outside of vehicles. Physical distancing must also be practised, with patrons standing at least two metres apart. Sanitising stations are strategically located throughout The City Drive-In and should be used frequently.

The screening schedule for The City Drive-In’s opening weekend is as follows:

Friday, 4 June 2021:

  • Godzilla vs Kong. Begins at 19h00, completed by 21h30.

Saturday, 5 June 2021:

  • The Incredibles. Begins at 15h00, completed by 17h15.
  • Godzilla vs Kong. Begins at 19h00, completed by 21h30.

Sunday, 6 June 2021:

  • Despicable Me. Begins at 14h00, completed by 16h00.
  • Godzilla vs Kong. Begins at 18h00, completed by 20h30.

Other movies that you can look forward to are Onward, Spiral, Bad Boys for Life and Fast & Furious 8. To see all the movies, click here.

Sandton City encourages patrons to arrive early and park their cars before purchasing or collecting their confectionery from the Ster-Kinekor concession stall or food from the Food District. Patrons are invited to sit back, relax and get comfortable in their vehicles before the main feature begins.

Prior to arrival:

Tickets are only available to purchase online, from Quicket, at R200 per car!

  • The City Drive-In is a predominantly cashless concept, and refreshments will be available for purchase prior to arrival when checking out on Quicket. Refreshments will also be available on the rooftop from the Ster-Kinekor stall.
  • The entrance to The City Drive-In is located off Sandton Drive. This Waze route leads directly to the correct entrance.

Sources: City Drive-In 
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