Israel to stage 'drive in' live shows to keep up with virus rules

Local production companies look to offer entertainment experiences that could be observed from the comfort of your car; 'drive in' locations set to accommodate maximum of 1,000 vehicles, with 2 people in each car, and tickets will be priced at NIS 100

Ran Shechnic |
Published: 04.26.20 , 13:46
Israel's entertainment industry has been grounded to a halt by the coronavirus epidemic But, a possible solution might have been found by local production companies, which would see artists stage people enjoying concerts and live shows from the comfort of their own cars.
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  • At least two big production companies have formulated plans to hold concerts and live shows at massive drive-in facilities.
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    Both plans are based on a similar concept: concerts at big drive-in facilities that could accommodate maximum of a thousand cars, with two passengers in each vehicle, in accordance with the Health Ministry's guidelines.
    The locations currently being considered for drive ins include Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Be'er Sheva, Haifa, Kiryat Motzkin and Rishon Letziyon. If demand grows, additional locations might be looked into.
    Among shows planned at these facilities are music and stand-up concerts and even live shows for children.
    Movies will also be shown on big canvas tarps, similarly to traditional drive-in cinemas.
    Each facility will include a restaurant, which will serve food and drinks to each car. Ticket prices are projected to be at NIS 100 each.
    "We already have shows ready to go," said one of the producers. "We filled all the necessary paperwork to the Health Ministry and are now waiting for an answer. Once we get the go-ahead, we will talk with artists to put on shows.
    "We hope that soon Israel's entertainment industry can come back."

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