Mother City Drive-In Launching Soon
Photo credit: Mother City Drive-In

The Mother City is making old school cool again by bringing back the classic movie drive-in experience. Yes, drive-in cinema is coming back to Cape Town and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The Mother City is all about re-inventing herself, adjusting to the times and giving locals something fun and exciting to look forward to! We’ve all heard our parents and grandparents reminiscing about the good ol’ movie drive-in days when taking a trip down memory lane – Now we ALL get to experience this epic blast from the past in the coolest possible way.

The Mother City Drive-In is expected to launch in Cape Town as soon as National Lockdown regulations allow. But, in the meantime, we thought we’d start creating as much Mother City Drive-In hype as possible and get everyone excited about what’s to come!

Here is everything you need to know about the Mother City Drive-In and what to expect.


The original brainchild of Lyle Masters and Sean Binder, two forward-thinking Capetonians, the Mother City Drive-In is not only about people enjoying an incredible bucket-list worthy experience, but providing patrons and visitors with the opportunity to experience some sense of normalcy and enjoyment in these unprecedented times. Not to mention giving them something exciting to look forward to! A movie drive-in experience is the ideal solution in the way that it allows people to get out and about and attend events, while abiding by all the Lockdown regulations, including following strict social distancing guidelines (of at least 2m) and wearing a mask at all times.


The Mother City Drive-In is expected to launch in Cape Town as soon as National Lockdown regulations allow and the Government eases certain restrictions. For this reason, the official launch date of the Mother City Drive-In has not yet been conformed or finalized.

The Mother City Drive-In will be operating at chosen locations for limited periods at a time before moving to a new location.


Visitors to the Mother City Drive-In can expect to enjoy an event filled with tons of fun, excitement, amazing screenings (including some awesome surprises) and an experience unlike any other. Apart from showcasing a variety of different movies, including your all-time favourite movie classics, the Mother City Drive-In has a whole lot more in store for you. You can also expect to enjoy epic live music concerts, live comedy shows, theatre shows and SO much more! Yes, we told you you’re in for quite a treat! Besides providing locals and visitors with something fun to do during Lockdown, the Mother City Drive-In is fully committed to creating a platform for local artists and creatives to showcase their unbelievable talents.


Here are the general ticket prices for the Mother City Drive-in:

  • R249 – Small Vehicle (Hatchback, sedan or similar) including 1 driver and 1 passenger.
  • R349 – Large vehicle (SUV, 4×4, Minivan or similar) including 1 driver and 2 passengers.
  • R99 per additional passenger.
  • *Kids under 12 FREE *Excluding booking fees.

Tickets will be available for purchase at Pick ‘n Pay and Webtickets: Book here.


The Mother City Drive-In is committed to supporting and uplifting as many local Cape Town initiatives and businesses as possible – this is no different when it comes to their drive-in movie snacks and meals. They will have a variety of down-right-delicious meals and movie snacks from local food trucks, all of which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. When you purchase your tickets online, you will be able to select your meals from the food truck of your choice to enjoy during the evening. This will all be included in the price and transaction. Upon arrival, you will have your meals and snacks served to you throughout the duration of the show.


Ensuring the health and safety of all visitors and staff is the Mother City Drive-In’s TOP priority. Strict safety, health, hygiene, and security protocols will be implemented in accordance with the city of Cape Town and Government Lockdown regulations. The Mother City Drive-In will adhere to strict social distancing guidelines (of at least 2m) and visitors will NOT be allowed outside of their vehicles unless they need to make use of the bathroom facilities. In these instances, the Mother City Drive-In requests that you simply turn on your car’s hazard lights to indicate this need. An usher wearing PPE will then escort you to the nearest bathroom on site.

Follow the Mother City Drive-In on Facebook @MotherCityDriveIn for any updates or important information and announcements.