The personal car becomes more and more important under the conditions of the coronavirus epidemic, offering, in addition to the protection in case of urgent travel through the city, and relaxation possibilities, in drive-in cinemas.
At least that's what those in South Korea, who resurrected a fashion that was ravaging America in the '60s-'70s, consider. The Koreans have developed a means of relaxation that is as safe and efficient as possible so that people can spend their free time relaxing.
This is about the drive-in cinema, namely the open-air cinema that was implemented by South Koreans for those who want to see new films, without taking the risks of getting sick with COVID-19. Thus, those keen and passionate about movies can watch movies there, installed in their cars, parked in front of a huge outdoor screen. The first drive-in movie theaters near the city of Seoul have already been created, with great success.
“We have seen an increase from 10 to 20% of sales, and the places for the weekends are exhausted. We have really had more calls and requests for information on the Internet since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, “said Park Dong-ju, the owner of the specially designed movie park.
Drive-in cinemas have been very popular in America for half a century, but have been falling apart since the 1980s. The concept was appreciated for being able to watch movies from the comfort and privacy of your own car, especially by teenagers.
At present, the use of personal cars has declined in many countries, due to environmental problems but also to changing user preferences. In addition, with the increasing popularity of streaming services, the era of drive-in movie has come. Or at least so it was believed, until the Koreans removed it from the naphthalene, in full coronavirus epidemic. Now, the car becomes important because it allows you to watch movies safely, at drive-in cinemas.
Currently, in South Korea there are 8,961 confirmed cases and 111 deaths due to coronavirus.