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    Thailand opens drive-in cinema with cooling system for film fans wary of coronavirus

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Keen for the big screen but wary of the coronavirus, Thai film fans flocked to a new drive-in cinema on Thursday, which offered a novel cooling system to help combat the discomfort of being confined to cars on a hot and stuffy night.

    About 80 vehicles pulled up in a car park to attend Bangkok’s inaugural outdoor screening of the “Trolls World Tour”, part of a special four-day offering for moviegoers who want to avoid indoor theatres.


    To beat the tropical heat, organisers created a network of plastic pipes in the parking lot connected to dozens of smaller, flexible tubes, to channel cool air into cars through gaps in the windows.


    With evening temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (82.4°F) and 78% humidity, Sasanan Thanasankulang said she wasn’t sure what level of comfort to expect from the makeshift theatre.

    “I came with my mother, I wanted to bring her to experience the new drive-in movie theatre,” she said.


    “We were curious about how this drive-in movie theatre could deal with the hot and humid weather, and we didn’t turn on the engine.”


    Thailand has emerged as one of Asia’s COVID-19 success stories, with no domestic transmission in the past 38 days and only 58 deaths among its 3,179 confirmed cases.


    It has eased most restrictions to try to revive an economy badly hit by the pandemic, with bars, karaoke and massage parlours the latest businesses allowed to reopen.


    Though Thai cinemas have been open for one month with limited seating and regular disinfection, Apitchaya Doungsuwan said she felt safer in her car and was willing to pay the 1,200 baht ($38.63) fee per vehicle, which includes popcorn and soft drinks.


    “I want to try new things and I worry a bit about the spread of the COVID-19 in the movie theatre,” she said.


    “If the experience from tonight is good, sure we will come back.”

    Thailand opens drive-in cinema with cooling system for film fans wary of coronavirus - Reuters

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    In australia they are a thing of the past. They sure were a lot of fun growing up though. Fond memories of as many mates as could fit being smuggled in, in the boot ( trunk) . We had all only just got cars and licences. Happy days

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    In australia they are a thing of the past. They sure were a lot of fun growing up though. Fond memories of as many mates as could fit being smuggled in, in the boot ( trunk) . We had all only just got cars and licences. Happy days

    Now even happier whoring in Laos

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    One day there will be a way of watching pretty much whatever you want in the comfort of your own home for free.




    - Thought just about everyone who ever went to a drive in movie in the fifties, or whatever decade it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    In australia they are a thing of the past. They sure were a lot of fun growing up though. Fond memories of as many mates as could fit being smuggled in, in the boot ( trunk) . We had all only just got cars and licences. Happy days


    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Now even happier whoring in Laos
    ?

    That makes even less sense than your usual drivel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Now even happier whoring in Laos
    A new low. Hard to do, but you did it. He took his family back to Oz, where he is happily living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Now even happier whoring in Laos
    I see ive bobbed up on your radar again old son. Just stick to bantering with the pay for play tuna on tinder eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    One day there will be a way of watching pretty much whatever you want in the comfort of your own home for free.




    - Thought just about everyone who ever went to a drive in movie in the fifties, or whatever decade it was.
    Whatever will they think of next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    A new low. Hard to do, but you did it. He took his family back to Oz, where he is happily living.
    He really is a special kind of stupid AO . It just goes to show he doesnt actually read posts. Instead just posts up bullshit and expects us to read his bollocks

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