In early May, Impi Concept Events launched Parkflix, a drive-in style entertainment solution to provide KZN fans with their fix of (socially-distanced) entertainment through a host of open-air movie screenings. As lockdown restrictions slowly start to ease, event organizers are thrilled to announce a partnership with Marriott Investment Managers and… an official start date: Thursday the 13th of August.
From the 13th to the 30th of August, fans can join in the outdoor entertainment from the safety and comfort of their own cars as a series of family favourite movies, blockbuster DVD hits and golden oldie movies are screened outdoors at Suncoast, Durban.
Up to 200 vehicles can be accommodated per show; 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 12m wide large screen and food is ordered and delivered on-site, giving attendees no reason to leave the car – other than to visit the bathroom.
“Suncoast is thrilled to be part of the team bringing back the drive-in concept to Durban,” says Suncoast Marketing Louise Howell. “In a time when everyone needs a little fun to lift the spirits, Parkflix provides the perfect opportunity to entertain the whole family and support local businesses while still adhering to the COVID safety regulations.“
Movie screenings will take place at 18h45 on Thursday through to Sunday, with an additional 14h00 screening on both Saturday and Sunday. Movies to be aired include Bad Boys For Life featuring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker, Shrek, Toy Story 4, Notting Hill and Black Panther. Show dates, times and screenings are all available on the Parkflix and Suncoast Facebook pages.
|Thursday 13th Aug||Bad Boys For Life||18h45|
|Friday 14th Aug||Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker||18h45|
|Saturday 15th Aug||Shrek||15h00|
|Sunday 16th Aug||Toy Story 4||15h00|
The cost per show is R220-00 per car of 2 people, with R50-00 per additional person.. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available immediately via www.webtickets.co.za.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
No movie experience is complete without popcorn. As such, each car will receive one box of Marriott popcorn and one bottle of still aQuelle water. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks or they can purchase from the dedicated Suncoast food vendors who will deliver orders directly to cars.
“Marriott Investment Managers are really excited to be able to partner with Impi Concept Events again” says Sally Anderson, Head of Marketing at Marriott. “Having previously worked with them on the Marriott Ballito Beats music series on the North Coast of KZN, we share a common goal of bringing fun, family-centric entertainment to the people of Durban with an exciting new form of entertainment during these times.”
“In an economic downturn, this partnership is a key investment for KZN’s entertainment industry,” says Stu Berry, Director at Impi Concept Events. “Marriott’s investment will not only provide a wonderful opportunity for the people of KZN to be entertained but will stimulate the industry’s supply chain through the injection of cash flow into the technical, security, ticketing and operational companies that would be required to run these events.”
No alcohol, cigarettes or firearms are allowed on site; and no picnic spots are to be set up outside of cars. Stringent social distancing regulations will be adhered to at all times. Patrons will be required to wear their masks when making their way to the ablutions.
Limited VIP and general access tickets are available at www.webtickets.co.za. For personal enquiries around the potential booking of the Parkflix venue and setup for private functions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.