A movie "Drive-In" and relaxation spot by the sea provided by Ministry of Tourism & Culture in Seychelles
Almasalla Arab Travel Portal News – After months of planning by the Designated Minister Vincent Meriton, the Minister responsible for Community Services, Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture and by Minister Christian Lionnet, the Minister responsible for Land Use a movie ‘Drive-In’ and relaxation spot by the sea was opened last November managed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
This facility that is situated on prime land right on the sea and adjacent to the Beachcomber Sainte Anne Resort Jetty at Roche Caiman was designated by the Government to become a secure open-air recreational area for the people of Seychelles. The the designated area was covered with bitumen and adequate lighting installed by the Land Transport Department before public toilet facilities and a small administrative centre was constructed.
Today the facility is seen and appreciated as a added facility that is being provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for the population to relax by the sea and watch a film or a football game on a big screen sitting in the comfort of their car. A movie ‘Drive-In’ had been created as the place is now described by users.
Connery Alvis has been appointed to manage the facility and he publishes the programmed list of films to be screened through Facebook and discussions are in place to also use the Last Minute weekly online publication by Vesna Rakic to get the programmed film list to be played as widely distributed as possible. This ‘What’s On’ entertainment and activities listing in Seychelles will help get the list of films at the movie ‘Drive-In’ more noticed.
Link to Seychelles movie ‘Drive-In’ Cinema Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/seydriveincinema?ref=hl
The NATION Newspaper on its last Saturday issue writes:- "Parking in a secure area to watch films or other programmes on a big screen outside has been on the ‘wish list’ of so many of us her for quite a while. The wish came three in November last year. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Seychelles has got its first drive-in cinema".
The facility is open seven days a week. You simply park your car and tune in to 87.5 on FM and from the comfort of your car watch the film beamed on the big screen. This new movie ‘Drive-In’ park is opened from 6pm to 1am.
Benjamine Rose, the PS for Culture says that the Ministry of Tourism and Culture continues to work to deliver for Seychelles. ‘A relaxation spot that is safe and managed with needed facilities is today being provided for everyone" PS Rose said.
On his part Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said that it was pleasing to see how full the place is on Fridays and Saturdays. "We today can say the this facility was needed and we are happy to be delivering it for Seychelles as a well managed and secured family meeting spot" Minister St.Ange said.
Connery Alvis, who manages the first Seychelles movie ‘Drive-In’ facility, said that he was satisfied with how members of the public were responding to the facility.
The place is proving very popular on a daily basis as a meeting spot and it brings a bigger crowd from Friday night with those coming to watch a film from the comfort of their car.