Enjoy a breeze of nostalgia on the 25th and 26th of September at this drive-in theatre in Osaka.

The event has been planned in collaboration between J:COM rinku and Sennan City in an attempt to bring back tourism safely to the area following the pandemic of COVID-19. Drive-in theatres offer entertainment to individuals and family without taking risks of spreading infection.

‘Drive-in Theatre @ Sennan’ will see a large screen installed in the parking lot of Sennan Long Park (which has recently gained popularity as a ‘sweetheart location’ amongst romance lovers). Beyond the screen, the glistening water of Osaka Bay will stretch out towards Awaji island and the horizon.

Three movies will be shown at the theatre during the event. On Friday the 25th Stuart Little can be enjoyed by the whole family during the day, whilst in the evening, a horror film will take over the screen. On the 26th, romantics can enjoy romantic comedy 50 First Dates alongside the sunset of Sennan City’s Marble Beach – which is selected as one of Japan’s ‘100 best Sunsets’.

Tickets to the Drive-in Theatre @ Sennan includes a menu from Sennan Long Park’s ‘Umi no Marche’, which focuses on seafood dishes and healthy fruit juices and smoothies sourced locally.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online and will be issued as QR codes in order to minimize contact with staff on the day. Ticket holders can also choose to take part in a lottery to win spending vouchers for nearby shopping mall, Southern PIA.

Drive-in Theatre @ Sennan

Day 1:
September 25th – Stuart Little (screening time 19:00, entry from 18:00)
September 25th – Horror (currently undecided. Screening time 22:00, entry from 21:00)

Day 2:
September 26th – 50 First Dates (screening time 19:00, entry from 18:00)

Price: 3,000 yen (includes food menu ticket and parking fee)

Tickets are per car, and with a maximum of 50 parking spaces per showing, it’s best to secure your ticket now. Apply for entry to Drive-in Theatre @ Sennan online here.

By - Connie Sceaphierde.