Yes, you read that right. Drive-in cinema is coming back to Cape Town. For some, it’s something their parents speak about when taking trips down memory lane. But now everyone gets to experience this exciting blast from the past. Mother City Drive-in is expected in Cape Town as soon as lockdown regulations permit.

What’s it about?

Mother City Drive-in is the brainchild of Lyle Masters and Sean Binder from Cape Town. Mother City Drive-in will allow patrons to have a sense of normality when it comes to socialising and attending events without getting into close contact. A drive-in provides the perfect solution to our current social distancing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When and where?

A launch date has not yet been finalised. Mother City Drive-in are waiting on government to ease certain regulations and restrictions. The plan is to be up and running by July/August 2020.

Mother City Drive-in will operate at chosen locations for limited periods at a time before moving to a new area.

First location

MCD shared via Instagram a sneak peek of their first movie location.


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What to expect

Apart from showcasing a variety of different movies, you can also expect live comedy shows, live music concerts, theatre, and more! Mother City Drive-in will offer a platform for artists to showcase their talents.

What will it cost?

R249 – Small Vehicle (Hatchback, sedan or similar) including 1 driver and 1 passenger.
R349 – Large vehicle (SUV, 4×4, Mini van or similar) including 1 driver and 2 passengers.
R99 per additional passenger.
*Kids under 12 FREE *Excluding booking fee.
Tickets are available at Pick ‘n Pay and Webtickets. Book here.

Snacks and meals

Mother City Drive-in is offering a hand up to their preferred food trucks, who have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When purchasing tickets online, select your meals for the evening, and this will all be included in the price and transaction. On arrival, you’ll your meals and snacks served to you throughout the duration of the show.

Adhering to the lockdown rules

Strict safety and security protocols will be in place as per city and government regulations. Mother City Drive-in will adhere to strict social distancing regulations. You won’t be allowed outside your vehicle unless you need the bathroom. Simply turn on your car’s hazard lights to indicate this need. An usher wearing PPE will escort you to the nearest bathroom on site.