GoDriveIn Movie and Roadhouse in Salt River announced a partnership with Short & Sweet that will provide a free movie show every week for up to 50 cars from Thursday, February 18.

The ‘Short & Sweet Thursday’ collaboration is an effort to support Cape Town’s food truck industry. Moviegoers can head to 346 Victoria Road in Salt River, Cape Town from 6pm onwards, where they will have a variety of food options to choose from including nachos and tacos, burgers and chips, rotis, as well as milkshake, waffles, pancakes and more.


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Movies are projected onto a massive nine-metre screen and the audio is transmitted into cars via an FM radio transmitter. GoDriveIn offers a range of films that cater to families, adults and aficionados alike.

The drive-in trades three nights a week from Thursday to Sundays. The food trucks operate on a daily basis between Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am and 9pm.

The founders, Grant De Sousa and Tyrone Rubin, established the drive-in in October 2020 in the midst of lockdown. There appears to be a drive-in cinema renaissance across the world, as several enterprising entrepreneurs opted to capitalise on the temporary closure of cinemas.

GoDriveIn is one of several drive-in theatres that have appeared in Cape Town since the tail end of 2020. The V&A Waterfront launched its Ster-Kinekor drive-in cinema experience in November, while the Galileo also allows patrons to watch films from the safety of their vehicles at their outdoor venues.


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GoDriveIn has a life span that extends beyond the pandemic and the drive-in roadhouse is the first phase of our exciting vision for the space,” said De Sousa.

He added that the drive-in is one of the best ways to safely return to “the world of real-time, real-life fun.”

Only movie nights, the venue opens its doors at 6pm and films start playing at 8pm. Each vehicle pays a flat rate of R150 to gain entry and a maximum of five people per vehicle is allowed.

There are FM radios available to rent if your vehicle does not have one. If you do not have a vehicle, outside seating with FM headphones is available as well.

To book your ticket visit webtickets

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