by Victor Sesma
Victor Sesma is an Alicantinian living in London. He is a Software Engineer who likes writing about the city he was born.
If you are living in Alicante for some time, have access to a car and speak some Spanish, the possibilities for activities are endless. Drive-in cinemas in Spain are not popular and in Muchamiel, Alicante there are one of the very few you can find in all Spain. Welcome to the Drive-in Cinema Autocine El Sur.
Drive-in cinemas are not common in Spain. The newspaper El Pais says there are only 7 drive-in cinemas in all the country and few of them don’t even open during all the year. In Alicante province we have a couple, being Autocine El Sur the best prepared.
The place is a small hill itself. The terrain is prepared so the car will sit fla. The other cars in front of you won’t create any difficulty for you to watch the screen. It is because you will be in a higher position.
During winter you might want to watch the movie from inside the car as it will be cold outside. You will be able to catch a FM frequency for listening to the movies from inside the card.
During summer many people will get beach cheers and tables and sit in front of the car. They will probably prepare some food and popcorn to eat. If not, you can buy burgers and drinks from the bar. You will be listening to the movie
Even if in Alicante it is super hot during the night in summer and you wear shorts and t-shirts 24/7, you should really get a jacket if you want to watch a movie outside the car. It is amazing how temperatures drops when you go a bit away from the sea and the cities.
The drive-in cinema Autocine el Sur will always show 2 movies in a row. They really catch up with brand new movies that are launched in traditional cinemas but charging like if you were going to watch only one movie on a traditional cinema.
Depending on the period of the year the starting show time will change. In summer they need to start a bit later so it gets dark enough to have a good image quality when using the projector. In winter they will start earlier so you can go home after watching the two movies.
I hope you learnt something cool in this article. If you have been to the drive-in cinema or you have any question, please, leave a comment!