UK: It might not have the most obvious climate, but a pop-up drive-in cinema concept is taking hold in Scotland. “Film goers will be able to drive into the scenery under innovative plans for drive-in screenings at some of Scotland’s most dramatic movie backdrops. US-style outdoor cinema shows are proposed for iconic big screen locations, such as the James Bond blockbuster Skyfall in Glencoe, to where Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench retreat in a vintage Aston Martin DB5.” Taking a leaf from the book of Future Cinema, Glasgow-based event firm Itison has already hosted two screenings and will show ‘Top Gun’ next to Edinburgh Airport’s runway next month. Link.
Australia: Meanwhile, someone has the same idea on the other side of the globe, where the climate would seem more conducive to outdoor screenings. “If you took all of the ingredients for a perfect summer and mixed them up into one big event, you’d end up with Ben and Jerry’s Openair Cinema. This summer, Ben and Jerry’s will bring Sydneysiders movies, ice cream, live music and a bar, all from the ultimate beach destination, Bondi Beach.” There will also be sea and surf-themed films, like The Big Blue. Link.
India: “PVR Ltd has opened a Multiplex at Pacific Mall, Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand. Out of 5 screens, 4 screens have become operational from January 17, 2014.” Link.
Indonesia. An architecturally fascinating temporary cinema. “Kineforum Misbar was a temporary open-air cinema built as part of the 2013 Jakarta Biennale, an international contemporary art event held in the Indonesian capital. It was the result of collaboration between architects Csutoras & Liando and Kineforum, a non-profit organization that runs the only cinema in Jakarta dedicated to international and local art-house and independent movies.” Link.