You’ve seen it in old movies, heard your parents talk about it and maybe you’ve got fond memories of the good old drive-in cinema…well, it’s time to make new memories! Introducing Parkflix – a modern-day model of the classic drive-in concept is now being revamped by the organisers of Splashy Fen Music Festival to bring you the joy of live music, movies, comedy and more all from the safety of your car. Stu Berry of Impi Concept Events explains: “Right now there is a need for innovative and creative thinking in our industry; and we’ve been working around the clock to create feasible new outlets for fans, artists and workers within the entertainment field.”
It gets better…Parkflix is going to be launched in KZN and Umhlanga is one of the locations! Three ideal locations in Hillcrest, Durban and Umhlanga have been earmarked for the shows and will ensure that attendees can enjoy different forms of entertainment through the safe and compliant staging of movies, music and other productions. The venues will also provide options to church groups and other functions such as educational productions, weddings and even funerals; offering a solution in a period where uncertainty lies ahead on when we will all be able to gather again without social distancing measures.
Depending on the venue, up to 250 vehicles can be accommodated at a time; with attendees arriving in their cars and tuning in via their FM radio sets. The concept ticks all the boxes in terms of safety, as entertainment is displayed on the large screens, giving attendees no reason to leave the car – other than to visit the bathroom.
“While it’s impossible to set firm launch dates just yet, we are excited to be working closely with government departments to make it happen. We share a common goal of bringing entertainment to the people of Ethekwini as soon as possible.”