An audience inside the car: The drive-in is back

With a touch of magic, Luis de Matos was one of the first to adopt a solution, coming from other times, to attend shows in this pandemic period. In the parking lot of his Estúdio33, in Ansião, with a capacity for 100 cars, parked two meters away, the illusionist set up a stage to show his tricks and also accept proposals from other artists. Luis de Matos Drive-in starts in June, with the magician “adapting traditional tricks that involve interaction with the public, to be able to achieve the same result”, he explains. The sound of the show is emitted in an audio frequency that is picked up by the car radio.

In the same place You come from Carrinho, on June 23, a concert by Pedro Abrunhosa with his band, Caviar Committee. On June 6, the stage of Ansião is occupied by the humorist Nilton, who will perform there with Lack of Judgment, his last renewed show. “Basically, it will be a satire to what we have been going through these last two months, I will play with the masks, with politics”. With this format, “I will not be able to hear the laughter and applause of the audience, but I think I will ask them to honk or make light signals”, he says, in a joking tone.

Fábrica Braço de Prata, in Lisbon, has already advanced with the Drive-in Musical, with the concerts that take place in Sala Nietzsche to be projected on the walls of the exterior. As soon as the doors open, at 7:30 pm, participants park (seats are limited and reservation is mandatory) and can order a glass of wine, a mojito or a caipirinha to enjoy with one of the menu's snacks (hamburgers, baguettes, dogs and vegetarian options). The concerts start at 9:30 pm.

This year, for the first time, the feature films of the Avanca Film Festival will be shown in drive-in mode, on July 18, 22 and 26, in a space under construction, next to the Avanca Arts Center. The organization also announced the projection of “recently produced films”, in other locations in the municipality of Estarreja. Awaiting confirmation of the location is the Drive-in Comic Con Portugal Sessions, with films that are landmarks of pop culture, or even previews. The format opens on June 1, International Children's Day, with the comedy My Spy, for all the family.


Musical Drive-in Fábrica do Braço de Prata
R. da Fábrica de Material de Guerra 1, Lisboa> T. 96 551 8068> Mon-Sat 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm, concert 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm> minimum consumption € 5 / person and per car

Luis de Matos Drive-in
Studio 33, Parque Empresarial do Camporês, Ansião> T. 236 670 670> 5 Jun, Fri 22h, 13, 20 Jun 27, Sat 22h> € 50 per car

Pedro Abrunhosa
Studio 33, Parque Empresarial do Camporês, Ansião> T. 236 670 670> 23 May, Sat 22h> € 50 per car

Studio 33, Parque Empresarial do Camporês, Ansião> T. 236 670 670> 6 jun, sat 22h> € 50 per car

24th Avanca Film Festival
Avanca Arts Center> R. do Mato, 22, Avanca> T. 234 880 658> 18, 22-26 jul

Drive-in Comic Con Portugal Session
Place to be defined> 1 Jun

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