As with everything new, you’ve no doubt got some questions? Here’s some common questions we’ve been asked, if your question isn’t here please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Smaller height vehicles will be parked in the first rows with larger height vehicles in the rows behind. Don’t worry the screen is massive so you will get a good view from all spots!
Small vehicles – Standard size vehicles – sedans, hatchbacks, stationwagons, sports cars, convertibles – facing forward (no reversing)
Large Vehicles – SUVs/4wds, utes, vans, minivans, stationwagons that want to reverse in with tailgate up
If you have a stationwagon and want to reverse in you will need to bring something so you can tie your boot down to a level so as to not block the view of vehicles behind you.
We are based in the Canterbury Region and have many locations around the New Zealand that we take the drive-in to. We are essentially a “pop-up outdoor drive-in movie”. Check individual event’s for location & maps.
Gates open around 60-90 minutes before the start time listed for the event. The movie start times are 15 minutes after sunset on that date to ensure a great picture.
The movie sound will be broadcasted through an FM transmitter so that you can listen to the audio in the vehicle. For those up the front, seated in the concrete area there will be a small sound system. The FM station will be decided on the evening around FM 88MHz so that those with Japanese imported radios can listen. There will be sufficient signage at the event letting you know the exact frequency to listen.
If the rain is light we can still project the movie, however if the rain forces us to postpone the movie we will choose a postponement date. Please read our full terms & conditions
The largest vehicle we can permit is a large van. You can bring as many people as you want in your vehicle. Please note the taller vehicles will be at the back of the viewing area, so that you’re not blocking the view of others. But don’t worry, our large screen is still very visible from this distance.
Large cars (4×4/vans etc) will be at the back, so that they don’t block the view of other cars, smaller cars will then be in rows in front.
Yes you can! Food and sealed non-alcoholic drinks are allowed, and we will always attempt to have food vans and stalls on site at each location to allow you to get something while attending.
At all our events there will be a speaker system, we suggest bringing a picnic blanket or a beanbag along and sitting yourself up the front.
We have portable battery packs on site, however most car batteries will run a normal stereo for up to 8 hours before it starts to drain the battery (headlights & interior lights drain it much quicker). We’ve only had a handful of cars needing a jump start from all our events so far.
We use an iOS app called Subtitle Viewer!
which allows you to display the subtitles in sync with the movie on your iPhone or iPad