The Memorial of Latin America, in São Paulo will receive, as of June, exhibitions of the project’s films “Fine Arts Drive-In at the Memorial”, produced by Petra Belas Artes, in partnership with the Memorial and the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo. The films will be broadcast with a projector and viewers will remain in their cars, a popular exhibition mode in the 20th century.
With a capacity for 100 cars, the program is scheduled to start on June 16, with two daily sessions from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets, which cost R $ 60 per car with up to four people, must be purchased in advance on the Petra Belas Artes website: cinebelasartes.com.br.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday, 27, the exhibitions will take place in any climate, even with cold and rain. Access to the audio of the film will be through the car radio, tuned via FM, and there is also the option of listening through smartphones.
The position of the cars in a row will be organized by the event team. Larger, utility-type cars will be positioned on the side of the space.
According to the production, the bathrooms available during the exhibition will be cleaned every time. Those who need the facilities must wear masks and maintain social distance between other spectators and employees. Alcohol gel devices will be available on site.
The full schedule for the first month of drive-in has not yet been released, but some films have already been chosen by the curators: Batman, The Dark Knight and The Origin, by Christopher Nolan, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, 2001 – A Space Odyssey and Eyes Wide Shut, by Stanley Kubrick. A themed week with films by Tim Burton will feature four films by the director and Dr. Phibes’ Office, with Vicent Price. Unprecedented in Brazil, it will also be on the program Apocalipse Now – Final Cut, by Francis Ford Coppola, restored and with a remastered sound, with 30 minutes more than the original version released in 1979.
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