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First drive-in cinema in thailand
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    Thais enjoy the country's first 'drive in' cinema and cafe in Bangkok on January 23, 2003, but with a twist. Movie-goes don't actually drive in, but can rent one of sixteen imitation classic cars parked in rows in front of the screen. The theatre has capacity to seat 48 people. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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    That sound pretty cool though it might be a bit weird having a stranger sitting in the back seat of your car or do you have to book the whole car. Any idea of how much per seat?

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    It's a cinema, it's a restaurant it's a drive-in diner

    The Nation, Published on Jan 24, 2003

    EGV Entertainment, local operator of multiplex theatres, yesterday launched the Kingdom's first drive-in cinema-restaurant - a new entertainment concept that combines the movie theatre and the restaurant.

    Not that customers have to drive their own cars into the cinema restaurant - mock classic vehicles, such as the Chrysler New Yorker and the BMW 507 of the late 1950s, are on hand for "seating" purposes.

    The 16 vehicles provide seating for up to 48 dining moviegoers at the Bt40-million EGV Drive-in Cafe at Seacon Square's EGV theatre, which was launched to mark EGV's 10th anniversary.

    "The EGV Drive-in Cafe concept came about from my experience of visiting the MGM Studio's Sci-fi Theatre in Florida three years ago," said Wichai Poolworaluk, executive president of EGV Entertainment.

    "But there were many limitations at the Sci-fi Theatre, such as its location in a theme park and the fact that 90 per cent of the action focused on eating, not watching the movie, which was shown in black and white," he said.

    Wichai said he adapted the drive-in theme restaurant concept to suit Thai tastes.

    The second EGV Drive-in Cafe will open soon at the Future Park's EGV complex in Rangsit.

    The new EGV Drive-in Cafe replaces a 350-seat EGV theatre, which was completely renovated to make the new theme restaurant. The result is both trendy and retro - courtesy of the cars - with lighting and artwork that evoke both New York and the Grand Canyon.

    EGV's first cinema-restaurant is expected to generate Bt20 million a year, or about 2 per cent of the group's total revenue.

    EGV Entertainment expects to achieve total revenues of Bt1.1 billion for the fiscal year 2002 ending this June. The company currently has 85 theatre screens with 21,000 seats in 10 locations around Bangkok.

    The EGV Drive-in Cafe offers 12 short movies a day from midday to midnight, and ticket prices are Bt150 for children and Bt250 for adults, including a set meal. Diners can choose from favourites such as barbecued chicken and sausages, along with pastries and drinks.

    "The launch of the EGV Drive-in Cafe reflects our policy of creating new entertainment innovations that reach the hearts of local moviegoers and differentiate us from our competitors. Our mission is family entertainment," said Wichai.

    He added that the EGV Drive-in Cafe was a unique evocation of the famous drive-ins of the 1950s and the first of its kind in Thailand. The cafe would also be a venue for short films of no longer than 30 minutes made by local and international producers.

    "There are more than 20,000 films made around the world [every year] and only around 200 that achieve popularity with audiences. There are lots of good films out there on the market," Wichai said. He added that the company had its own programming specialists to source good short films from around the world to be screened at the drive-in diner.

    "We currently have about 30 titles in stock for the drive-in restaurant outlet," he said.

    Kwanchai Rungfapaisarn

    THE NATION

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    Everything old is new again, eh?

    I just hope it doesn't get out what North American teens are notorious for during a night at the drive in.

    Hot soup, anyone?

    Jonny

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    LOL Jonny, that's exactly what I was thinking about, too!

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