Orlando Is Getting a Floating Cinema With Socially Distanced Boats


Drive-ins are experiencing a revival right now in the midst of a pandemic. It's one of the only ways to go outside, watch some sort of entertainment, and make sure that there is a metal cage around you and nobody can get anywhere near you.

At the beginning of the pandemic, one Central Florida drive-in was responsible for the entire country's box office earnings. Since then, we've learned that Eustis, Florida might be getting the world's largest drive-in next year, Wal-Mart is planning on turning parking lots of 160 of their stores into drive-ins, and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami has even transitioned into a temporary drive-in theater.

Now, Orlando is slated to get a brand new floating theater with socially distanced boats on a lake. An Australian company called Beyond Cinema plans to park 12 to 24 little boats on a lake, up to 8 people per boat, and show “golden oldies and new releases”. Everyone will even get free popcorn, while other snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

The boat theater will only be in Orlando for 5 days beginning on September 9th and tickets for the not-yet-announced showings can be purchased here.

The exact location of the theater has yet to be announced.

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