Movies by the Bay

Following its successful run at SM City Pampanga, SM Cinema brings the drive-in movie experience to the Metro in Movies By The Bay, which premieres at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds Block 16 starting Sept. 9.

SM Cinema brings the drive-in experience to the SM Mall of Asia.
This brings back the attraction of watching movies under the stars, this time as #SafeAndFunMovieWatching from the comfort of their own cars in the new normal. 

The SM Cinema Drive-in will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The opening film is Train 2 Busan: Peninsula, the most anticipated horror movie from South Korea. 

Peninsula is the next nail-biting chapter in acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho’s post-apocalyptic world four years after Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide.

Entry to the SM Cinema Drive-in starts at 5:00 p.m.. One movie is screening per day starting at 6:45 p.m. on a 20 meter by 8.5 meter larger-than-life outdoor screen raised four meters above the ground. To ensure guests have an optimal viewing experience, the cinema using a dual projector for sharper and crisp images.

For the best movie-viewing experience, two persons are allowed per vehicle with a maximum of 4 persons. To optimize the viewing experience for all our guests, each vehicle is assigned their parking spots upon arrival depending on the size of their cars. Traffic marshals will assist guests and direct them to their designated spot.  

‘Train to Busan: Peninsula’ by acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho was selected to be shown at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Once parked, guests will be instructed to turn on their car’s FM radio to a specific frequency to broadcast the sound straight into their vehicles. Guests are also welcome to bring their ßown radio and other devices with FM capabilities. The venue can accommodate 106 vehicles per screening, and individuals ages  between 21 and 59 will be admitted in accordance with IATF Guidelines and Safety Protocols. 

For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the film screening.

All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Each ticket costs P400 per person, and this already includes a Snack Time bundle consisting of bottled water, regular-sized popcorn, and beef franks. Food concessions will be available on-site. To encourage contactless transactions, guests can scan the QR code at the SM Cinema Drive-in to see the menu. A mobile number will be given which guests can contact to place their order.

Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies by the Bay” must be purchased online in advance at to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening. 

Topics: SM Cinema , Movies by the Bay , #SafeAndFunMovieWatching , Train 2 Busan: Peninsula , SM Cinema Drive-in
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