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Dozens Of Cars Showed Up To Watch Movie As Lithuania Turns Airport Into Drive-In Cinema (Photos)

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Amidst coronavirus pandemic, dozens of cars showed up to watch movie as Lithuania turns airport into drive-in cinema.

Tickets go for 15 euros (₦6,482) per car, with proceeds going to the Vilnius IFF.

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With nearly all flights grounded due to COVID-19 pandemic, Lithuania has converted its largest international airport in Vilnius into a drive-in cinema.





The first movie shown at the makeshift cinema was the Oscar-winning South Korean drama “Parasite” on Wednesday, April 29.

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Around 150 cars showed up to watch the first movie, an Oscar-winning South Korean drama Parasite on Wednesday, April 29.

The makeshift drive-in cinema is sold out for the next couple of days. Organisers plan to show movies from different continents every week until the end of May.

Tickets go for 15 euros (₦6,482) per car, with proceeds going to the Vilnius IFF.

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Dainius Čiuplys, head of Vilnius International Airport, said :





“Implementing this project was a pleasant challenge for us. We had to transform the airport apron, which is usually a restricted area, into a space open to film lovers,”

“We were excited to contribute to a project of this nature while also using this opportunity to demonstrate how airports can perfectly combine aviation activities with events and projects of various formats.

“I believe that after the drive-in cinema events, Vilnius will have more even more movie buffs and aviation lovers too.”

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Social distancing measures meant vehicles had to be parked at least two metres apart, with a maximum of two people per vehicle.

At the airport tarmac, vehicles were parked at least two meters apart with a maximum of two people per vehicle.

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Occupants of the cars were under strict instruction to keep their windows shut and to stay in at all times.

The films shown at the airport were purchased for screening the annual international film festival in Vilnius in March, but the event was cancelled due to the lockdown in Lithuania.





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