Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2020

Tel Aviv-Yafo presents: Israel’s first “sail-in” floating cinema

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality announces the launch of Israel’s first “sail-in” floating cinema at HaYarkon Park’s boating lake.

The coronavirus outbreak has proved particularly challenging for the cultural sector worldwide, with outdoor initiatives representing almost the sole solution for cultural events.

Fresh off the successful return of Tel Aviv’s legendary drive-in theater is delighted to Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality will now launch a “sail-in” floating cinema under the clear night sky from August 22-28, in partnership with Tel Aviv Cinematheque.

A total of 70 socially distanced boats will be available to moviegoers, adults and children alike, seeking to enjoy a night of cinematic entertainment under the stars.

Boats will be distanced two meters apart at all times opposite a large screen, ensuring a safe and fun experience, and allowing all ticketholders to float away and unwind from the daily grind for at least a few hours.

The event has received Health Ministry approval and will be held in strict accordance with “purple badge” public health standards.

Tickets for eight screenings – four suitable for families and four suitable for adults. Details regarding ticket sales and movie times will be published later this week.

“The coronavirus crisis poses new challenges for Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, including bringing cultural life to a halt in the city. During recent months, we have been constantly examining ways of providing assistance. The initiative to screen movies at HaYarkon Park’s boating lake is another creative way to spend the hot August days, in accordance with Health Ministry guidelines.”

 

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