Movies by the bay


    After its successful run at SM City Pampanga, SM Cinema brings the drive-in movie experience to the Metro in Movies By The Bay, which premieres at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds Block 16 starting Sept. 9.

    The SM Cinema Drive-in will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Opening film include “Train 2 Busan: Peninsula,” the most anticipated South Korean horror movie of the year.

    “Peninsula” is from acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho, four years after “Train to Busan,” the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide.

    Entry to the SM Cinema Drive-in will start at 5 p.m. There will be one movie screening per day, which starts at 6:45 p.m. on a 20 meter by 8.5 meter larger than life outdoor screen raised 4 meters above the ground. To ensure guests have an optimal viewing experience, the cinema will use a dual projector for sharper and crisp images.

    For the best movie-viewing experience, two persons are allowed per vehicle with a maximum of four persons. Each vehicle will be assigned their parking spots upon arrival depending on the size of their cars.

    Once parked, guests will be instructed to turn on their car’s FM radio to a specific frequency to broadcast the sound straight into their vehicles. Guests are welcome to bring their own radio and devices with FM capabilities. The venue can accommodate 106 vehicles per screening, and individuals ages between 21 and 59 will be admitted in accordance with IATF Guidelines and Safety Protocols. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the film screening.

    All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Each ticket costs P400 per person, including a Snack Time bundle consisting of bottled water, regular-sized popcorn, and beef franks. Food concessions will be available on-site. Guests can scan the QR code at the SM Cinema Drive-in to see the menu. A mobile number will be given so guests can contact for their order.

    Tickets are available at No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the screening.