The Sandton City Drive-In Powered by Ster-Kinekor Returns!
What Is It?
Watch the biggest blockbusters on the big screen, every Thursday to Sunday until 19 September 2021 at The City Drive-In, located on the rooftop parking of Sandton City. This offers visitors and families an opportunity to enjoy movie viewing entertainment safely, in the comfort of their own cars.
“Sandton City is thrilled to be the owner of The City Drive-In, and to present this monumental addition to the public,” says Preston Gaddy, General Manager of Sandton City. “The City Drive-In is a great differentiator for the property and offers customers the opportunity to engage in a shared entertainment experience, from the safety and comfort of a controlled, socially distant space.”
There is a movie for everyone, from modern classics to new releases, and everything else in between. Look forward to movies like The Greatest Showman, Black Panther and Beauty and the Beast. The City Drive-In will re-open with a screening of Mortal Kombat. Every weekend, there are two screenings, with a matinée screening on both Saturday and Sunday, suitable for all ages.
Sandton City is a COVID-19 compliant, SAFE certified shopping centre; and with safety as a priority, the following measures must be adhered to while visiting The City Drive-In. Masks are compulsory, and should be worn correctly at all times, outside of vehicles. Physical distancing must also be practiced, with patrons standing at least two metres apart. Sanitising stations are strategically located throughout The City Drive-In, and should be used frequently.
During these unpredictable and uncertain times, Covid-19 safety protocols and precautions are of utmost importance to slow the spread of the virus. Sandton City is a Covid-19 compliant, SAFE certified shopping centre, and here, your safety remains their top priority.
For the safety of yourself, your family and those around you, be sure to adhere to the following precautionary measures while visiting The City Drive-In and Sandton City:
When leaving your car, wear your mask correctly at all times, covering your nose and mouth.
Practice physical distancing, Stand at least 2m away from others around you.
Sanitise your hands regularly using their sanitising stations, placed throughout the centre.
When Is It?
You can visit the Sandton City Drive-In powered by Ster-Kinekor Thursday to Sunday nights until Sunday, 19 September 2021.
The movie screening times may vary. Be sure to book your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment.
To see what other movies you can expect on the big screen at the Drive-In, click here.
Where Is It?
You can find the drive-in on the Sandton City rooftop! You'll be able to find access using the ramp to Tiger Wheel & Tyre, just off Sandton Drive. Or, to find it a little easier, click here to take the suggested Waze route.
How Much Is It?
To experience the Sandton City Drive-In, be sure to purchase your tickets at Quicket.co.za. Tickets cost from R200 per car, but be sure to book well in advance, as tickets are selling out quickly!
Do note, that there is a booking fee of R5 when you book your ticket.
For More Information
For more information about the Sandton City Drive-In powered by Ster-Kinekor, visit sandtoncity.com.
Don't forget to follow Sandton City on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information, events, news and offers.
Drive-Ins Are Making A Comeback In Joburg!
The Sandton City Drive-In Powered by Ster-Kinekor
During June and July 2021, Sandton City will be screening some of the big screen’s biggest blockbusters on their rooftop parking area. This movie viewing experience can only be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your own car, promoting controlled social distancing during these challenging times while allowing families and friends to spend an evening out at the movies safely. For more information about what movies will be screened and to book your spot, click here. And if you want to find out more about this exciting movie viewing experience, click here.
Drive.In.Co has been around for quite some time, bringing Joburg so exciting drive-in movie events and experiences that'll have you taking a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane. Recently, they have been hosting movie screenings on the Eastgate Shopping Centre rooftop. To keep in loop with their latest movie screenings and drive-in events, be sure to like and follow them on Facebook. And if you're looking to get tickets, click here to head to their account on Quicket. Keep in mind that these screenings may only take place for limited time only, and may be stopped at any given time.
One of Fourway's favourite watering holes has turned into an old school roadhouse drive-in until they can officially reopen their doors! Molly Malone's is popular for their pub grub, live sport viewing, quiz nights and live music. But due to restrictions, they've had to get creative and put a whole new spin on social distancing. Last year, Molly Malone's launched their new Roadhouse Drive-In and it seems to have stuck! Even though you can now return to dining in at this restaurant, you can still opt to enjoy the nostalgia of a typical drive-in.
Guests will be thrilled to relive the good old days of having great meals served to you in the comfort of your own car. They'll also still be offering their usual popular entertainment, just with a whole new roadhouse drive-in twist. Click here for all the information you need to know regarding their roadhouse feature.
You can pop in anytime during their trading hours to grab a meal from your car. And as for the live entertainment, quiz nights, movies and sports screenings, keep a close eye their Facebook page for more information.
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Top 7 Shows To Keep You Entertained This June
Ted Lasso – Season 2
The critically-acclaimed first season of Ted Lasso was so popular with audiences that news of an imminent second season comes with little surprise but much excitement. It follows the antics of Ted Lasso – an American football coach tasked with leading an English Premier League soccer team for those unfamiliar with the show.
If that sounds hilarious to you, you are right, and if the premise isn't enough to convince you, the stand out performance of Jason Sudeikis will quickly have you hooked. The success of the first season has made this one of the most hotly-anticipated shows of the year.
The show will pick up with Ted and Rebecca immediately after AFC Richmond was unceremoniously relegated from the Premier League at the end of season 1 and premiers on AppleTV+ on 23 July.
Loki is one of the most underrated heroes in the Marvel Avengers series. He is a big fan favorite but is often portrayed as a relatively minor character constantly in the shadow of his brother Thor. The character has had a significant impact on popular culture, appearing in the Marvel comics and the Extended Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has even appeared in unrelated video games, such as a member of the ancient Isu race in Assassin's Creed Valhalla video game. The character can be seen in iGaming, too, as there is a slot game titled Legend of Loki that can be found in many popular Casinos like Casino Cruise, which is a decent brand in the industry as per the Casino Cruise review.
So it stands to reason, and it's about damn time that he can take center stage in the upcoming show Loki. After the events of Avengers: Endgame, it takes place, with Loki assisting the Time Variance Authority to fix all the things he messed up by stealing the Tesseract and messing with the timeline. It premieres on Disney+ on 9 June.
The Republic Of Sarah
A lot is going on with the premise of this show, so it is likely to either be brilliant or fall flat on its face, but one thing for sure is that it will be very entertaining watching to find out which. It starts off seeming like a regular legal drama about a small town fighting against a big bad corporation.
However, things soon take a turn for the unexpected when, during the legal battle, it is discovered that the town was never made a part of the United States of America. This leaves a situation where a local teacher steps up to become the new president of the Republic of Sarah.
Granted, that is a lot to take in, but it also represents a storyline with untold potential. It premiers on the CW on 14 June, and we can't wait to find out if it will be a land of opportunity or just another banana republic.
Kevin Can F**k Himself
Despite the unnecessarily vulgar title, this upcoming American dark comedy shows a ton of potential to be the breakout hit of 2021. The show follows the story of Allison McRoberts in a seemingly familiar and typical 90s style sitcom. However, things quickly begin to go awry as she rebels and breaks free of her rut to start setting straight the injustices of her life.
The show's creator, Valerie Armstrong, claims the title has persisted despite some negative feedback because it perfectly encapsulates the chaos featured in the show. It isn't for shock value or to take a stab at the now-defunct sitcom television series model.
It stars Annie Murphy, of Schitt's Creek fame, and early teasers show an expert blend of multi-camera style and dark comedy that means this could be one of the surprise hits of the year. It debuts on AMC+ on 13 June and regular AMC on 20 June.
Rick And Morty Season 5
A show that probably doesn't need that much introduction, Rick and Morty is returning for its fifth season this year. Over its first four years, it has quickly become one of the most popular and beloved animated shows of all time.
Its mixture of slapstick comedy, superbly written scripts, and spoofs of sci-fi culture has gained Rick and Morty millions of fans worldwide, who will all be eagerly anticipating the latest installment to this zany series.
To keep things fresh, recent teaser trailers for the upcoming season have revealed the show's creators have decided to involve Rick and Morty's family far more in their wacky adventures, so you can look forward to seeing a whole lot more of Summer, Beth, and Jerry in season 5, which Premiers on Adult Swim on 20 June.
Now, this is an interesting one. Gossip Girl is a new version of the world-famous 2007 drama series that ran for six seasons around 15 years ago. The show was hugely popular with older teens and young adults and effectively launched the careers of several actors, including Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.
The new show is set eight years after the original show's conclusion and will feature an all-new generation of New York City's elite private school teenagers getting up to no good. It is a risky move because the first version was so successful; anything and everything this show is and does will be judged against that.
However, that same popularity does mean the show will get a whole bunch of free marketing and eager anticipation. Plenty of people will be tuning in for the premiere on HBO Max in July, but don't be surprised if they don't hang around for very long if this new version does not live up to the hype.
Featuring a premise that will resonate with so many people worldwide, Hacks is the story about Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian that is a bit past her sell-by date and is desperate to stay relevant by appealing to a younger audience.
To help her achieve this aim, Vance's agent hires a young writer to spice up her act and make it more entertaining for young people. The story of one generation struggling to connect with the next is very pertinent in the world right now, and Jean Smart is phenomenal in the lead role. Definitely keep an eye out for this one, which premiered on HBO Max on 13 May.
Parkhurst's Hidden Gem: The Egrek Cinema
About The Egrek Cinema
Situated on 4th Avenue in the trendy and ever-popular suburb of Parkhurst, the Egrek Cinema is an independent 30-seat cinema, offering their movie-viewing guests a more intimate screening experience, complete with high quality sound and projection, comfortable seats, and the latest movies as well as a dash of the classics. This is just the place to visit if you're looking to get away from the commercial movie cinema setting and enjoy something different. And if you need a bit more convincing, here are a few reasons why you need to visit the Egrek Cinema this month.
It's Located In One Of The Best Restaurant Hotspots In Joburg
When you think Parkhurst, what comes to mind? For us, it's the strip of exciting restaurants along 4th Avenue. Add one of these restaurants to your unique movie screening and you have the perfect date night set! Here, you'll find many incredible foodie hot spots including La Parada, Embarc, Modena Italian Eatery, and Nice on 4th, just to name a few. Once you have delighted your taste buds with something delicious at your choice of the 4th Avenue dining offerings, make your way to the Egrek Cinema for your 8 o'clock movie. Click here to take a look at other restaurants in the area.
They Screen The Latest Movies From Hollywood
At the Egrek Cinema, you'll be able to catch not only a few classics on set nights during the month, but you'll also get to see some of the latest movies straight from Hollywood. So, whether you're looking for something that's perfect for date night, or simply just want to enjoy a good laugh with a good old comedy, they're sure to have something on circuit, no matter what you're in the mood for. Visit their website or Facebook events page to keep up to date with the latest movies they'll be screening and the show times. Be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment as seating is limited. Also, they serve snacks, drinks, fresh popcorn, wine, beer and cocktails to ensure you have some tasty refreshments to enjoy during your movie.
Don't Miss Their Mystery Movie Nights
How about an evening of spontaneity and mystery? then be sure to book your seat at one of the Egrek's Mystery Movie Cinema movie nights. For each Mystery Cinema experience, you won't know what to expect as the title of the movie is a mystery, but one thing is for certain: the movies are always classic, critically acclaimed, entertaining and universally appreciated. To book your seat at this exciting feature, click here to visit their website.
They Offer Private Screenings
Whether you're looking for a unique kids birthday party movie experience or would like to enjoy a Cinema-On-Demand private screening, the Egrek Cinema has just the thing! The birthday cinema hire (3 hours), offers a fun safe kids' and adult party idea, giving you access to the 30-seat cinema for an intimate celebration (contact them for details on pricing). Or, enjoy a Cinema-on-Demand experience (3 hours) from just R120 per person (from 10 to 30 seats). This means that the cinema is exclusively reserved for you and your loved ones to watch any movie, from the latest theatrical releases to your favourite classic movie. To make your booking, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 010 900 0833 with your desired date and time.
They're Covid-19 Complaint
We know that most of us are wary of the whole pandemic situation. Which is is why we either don't visit the more commercial movie cinemas around the city or simply just do not go at all. With the Egrek Cinema, they understand your concern and have gone above and beyond to ensure your safety and comfort. These are the precautions they have implemented at the cinema:
Every person entering the premises must wear a mask, which will be worn at all times but may be removed for eating and drinking.
Every person will have their temperature screened and registered.
Cinema seating is limited to 20 seats, to practise social distancing.
All the windows are open throughout the day and the ventilation system is switched on 15-minutes before screening and is kept on during the movie.
The cinema, foyer and toilets are cleaned and sanitised thoroughly after every screening.
Hand sanitiser is available throughout the premises.
Covid-19 prevention and protocol signage is posted through the premises, including 1.5m social distance markers.
For More Information
For more information about the Egrek Cinema, visit their website at egrek.co.za.
Don't Miss April's Movie Releases At A Cinema Near You — 2021
Release date: Friday, 02 April 2021 Genre: Action
Nobody is just the movie if you're looking for gunfire, action, fistfights and more. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk), an underestimated father and husband, takes life’s indignities in his stride and never pushes back. When two thieves break into his suburban family home one night, he declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. The aftermath of the incident strikes a long-simmering rage in Hutch, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills.
Release date: Friday, 02 April 2021 Genre: Adventure
Come Away is a lovely must for the whole family. Before Peter became Pan and Alice visited Wonderland, they were siblings living in an idyllic country home with their parents and their older brother, David. In this magical place, they are free to play and let their imaginations run wild as they romp around the nearby forest. However, change is in the air as their priggish aunt, Eleanor, who is extremely critical of how the children are being raised, has arranged for David to attend a prestigious boarding school. As the family strives to accept David’s imminent departure, a deadly accident shatters their wondrous lives. With their family falling apart both emotionally and financially, Alice and Peter decide to find a solution. They travel to London to sell a family heirloom and soon find themselves in a dark, mysterious, and dangerous underworld that propels them on an adventure that will change the course of their lives.
Release date: Friday, 02 April 2021 Genre: Animation
If you're looking for something fun and animated to enjoy with the kids, then be sure to book your tickets to see Extinct! Op and Ed are two adorable, doughnut-shaped, fluffy animals — FLUMMELS — who somehow accidentally time-travel from the year 1835 to modern-day Shanghai. There, they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. It's up to this bumbling pair of fluff balls to save themselves, save their species and just maybe change the course of history.
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train
Release date: Friday, 09 April 2021 Genre: Animation
If you're an anime fan, then you definitely don't want to miss the release of Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train. Just remember to take along your reading glasses because this movie will be scened with the original language with English subtitles. After his family was brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado's journey as a Demon Slayer began. Tanjiro and his comrades embark on a new mission aboard the Mugen Train, on track to despair.
Release date: Friday, 09 April 2021 Genre: Adventure/Action
If you're a huge fan of fighting movies, then Mortal Kombat is a must-see to get your adrenaline pumping. MMA fighter, Cole Young, is unaware of his heritage — or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors as he prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
Every Breath You Take
Release date: Friday, 16 April 2021 Genre: Thriller
Enjoy searing psychological thrillers? then Every Breath You Take is a movie you need to see. The movie is about a psychiatrist, whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient suddenly takes her own life. But when he invites his patient’s surviving brother into his home to meet his wife and daughter, his family life gets thrown upside down and is suddenly torn apart.
Judas and The Black Messiah
Release date: Friday, 16 April 2021 Genre: Drama
Judas and The Black Messiah is a movie based around the betrayal and assassination of Fred Hampton, the Chairman of the Black Panther Party. In 1968, a charismatic activist named Fred Hampton became Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who were fighting for freedom, the power to determine the destiny of the Black community, and an end to police brutality and the slaughter of Black people. Hampton was 21 years old when he was assassinated by the FBI, who coerced a petty criminal named William O’Neal to help them silence him and the Party. But they could not kill hiss legacy. 50 years later, his words still echo, louder than ever. “You can murder a revolutionary, but you can’t murder a revolution."
Release date: Friday, 16 April 2021 Genre: Drama
For something humbling and thought provoking, Nomadland is the movie to watch this April. The story follows a sixty-something year old woman named Fern, goes on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad after losing everything in the Great Recession. Keep in mind that this movie can get a bit dark at times, but offers an uplifting message.
Release date: Friday, 16 April 2021 Genre: Adventure
Voyagers is about a crew of astronauts on a multi-generational mission, who eventually descend into paranoia and madness, not knowing what is reality or an illusion. Set in the near future, the odyssey begins with 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space in search of a new home. As the mission commences, the crew reverts to their most primal state, not knowing if the real threat is what's outside the ship or who they're becoming inside it.
Maya The Bee - The Golden Orb
Release date: Friday, 23 April 2021 Genre: Animation/Family
For another family-friendly movie, Maya the Bee is off on another adventure with this latest movie — Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb! When Maya, a headstrong and daring little bee, and her best friend, Willi, rescue an ant princess, they find themselves in the middle of an epic bug battle that will take them on interesting journeys to strange worlds while testing the limits of their friendship.
Wrath Of Man
Release date: Friday, 30 April 2021 Genre: Action Thriller
Need something and exciting that'll get the adrenaline pumping and have you sitting right on the edge of your seat? Wrath of Man ticks all those boxes. Starring the legendary Jason Statham, and multi-talented Post Malone, the movie follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company who is responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.
Release date: Friday, 30 April 2021 Genre: Thriller/Drama
Enjoy spy movies that included references of wars from our past? Then be sure to get your tickets and grab some popcorn to watch The Courier, releasing later this month. This movie is about the true story of a British businessman, recruited into one of the greatest conflicts in history. Cold War spy, Greville Wynne, forms an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer, in an attempt to prevent a nuclear confrontation and provide the necessary intelligence to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Release date: Friday, 30 April 2021 Genre: Action
Starring Ruby Rose and Morgan Freeman, the action-packed film Vanquish is sure to get your heart racing. The story follows a mother, Victoria (Rose), who is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her and start a new life. But retired cop, Damon (Freeman), forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her young daughter hostage. Now, Victoria go back to the life she left behind, must use guns, guts, and a motorbike to take out violent gangsters — or she may never see her daughter again.
Entertainment in the Vaal Triangle
The Vaal Triangle was once the industrial hub of South Africa, however, in recent decades it has become an entertainment and hobby mecca. Joburgers flock to the Vaal over weekends and holidays to indulge in an array of fun activities. From peaceful fishing to intense river rafting, there is always something on the go in the Vaal. Let's take a closer look at what's on offer, shall we?
The Aquadome at Emerald Resort and Casino is an indoor water park and adventure centre. Bring the kids along to have a day of fun in the water. The Aquadome is climate controlled so you can splash about all year round. Plus, there are pools and slides to accommodate both young and old. Whether you're looking for a laidback lazy river experience or an adrenalin-filled slip and slide, the Aquadome has it all. Be sure to book a day out on your next trip to the Vaal Triangle to spend at the Aquadome. It might just be the highlight of your stay.
Nothing beats a day of competitive putt-putt with the kids. The 18-hole course at Emerald Resort and Casino is sure to challenge both you and the little ones. The animal kingdom-themed course takes you on a journey through Ancient Egypt, making the outing even more fun. The course is only open from Friday to Sunday, so be sure to bring the kiddies along over a weekend. It's family-friendly fun at its very best!
Emerald Resort and Casino is undoubtedly the home of family-friendly entertainment in the Vaal Triangle. Visit Pins Bowling Alley situated at the casino to have a good, old-fashioned game of ten-pin bowling with the kids. You can also let them have their fun while you play a game of pool and watch your favourite sports team go for the win at Pins Bar. Either way you're sure to have a grand tine at Pins Bowling Alley.
If you and your family have an interest in science, history or geography, this is the place to visit while you explore the Vaal Triangle. The Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site is the oldest impact crater found on Earth to date. It is also the largest meteorite impact site discovered by geologists! If you are the type of parent who likes to teach and learn as you explore with your family, this is a definite must-visit site on your travels through the Vaal Triangle. Who knows, you might just discover something groundbreaking.
Travel back to a simpler time by visiting Sylviavale Heritage Villagein Vanderbijlpark. This vintage village is home to a number of tenants, including Windmills Restaurant and the Rotary Club Bookshop. Bring the family to Sylviavale Heritage Village on a Friday night for the best pizza in town, live bands and a nifty craft market. This quaint village is without a doubt one of the best family-friendly venues to visit while you're in the Vaal Trianlge, so don't miss out.
Epic thrills await you at Emerald Casino.Come and play your hand at the casino's 22 prestigious Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, and Baccarat tables alongside more than 385 slots. Emerald Casino is where dreams are made, so don't miss your opportunity to win big. Celebrate your good fortune at High Stakes Restaurant afterwards, where you can dine on premium steaks and an exquisite wine menu. All in all, your night spent at Emerald Casino is set to be one for the books.
Cocktails on tap, signature burgers and great entertainment. That's what Gas Monkey Pub & Grillhas to offer. One of the anchor restaurants at Emerald Resort & Casino, this biker-bar style pub is the place to be on a Friday night out in the Vaal. Come and enjoy their famous Monkey Juice - an alcoholic slushie known for its potency and flavour. If it's a party you're looking for, it's one you'll get at Gas Monkey Pub & Grill, so come prepared to have a great time!
There are tons of fishing spots along the Vaal River. One of the best places to cast a line is Emerald Resort & Casino. Here you can test your patience and endurance as you also enjoy the serene outdoors. This is a wonderful spot to bring the whole family for a day out in nature. Set up a picnic along the banks of the river and let the little ones have a go at reeling in your catch of the day. The Vaal River boasts a diverse offering of fish species, including carp, yellow fish, muddies, grass carps and catfish. How many do you think you could catch?
If you're in the mood for a real physical challenge, get yourself harnessed up to climb the 8m high rock wall at Emerald Resort & Casino. There are four different routes you can attempt to scale the wall, ranging from beginner to advanced difficulty. Come and test your strength, agility and perseverance here. It's a great challenge for kids and adults, so get the whole family to give it a try. You might be surprised at who reaches the top of the wall first!
Calling all adrenalin junkies and thrill seekers. Tapimanzi Adventures in Three Rivers, Vereeniging is the place to be this weekend/holiday season. They offer a range of exhilarating outdoor activities to get your blood pumping. Their top attraction is white river rafting - a daring and challenging activity for even the bravest outdoorsman. Join Tapimanzi Adventures for team-building days, birthdays and family vacations. You won't regret it for a minute.
Golf is the past time of choice in the Vaal Triangle. With numerous award-winning courses situated in the area you'll be spoilt for choice. Take your pick from the area's top three golf courses - Maccauvlei Golf Course in Vereeniging, Vaal de Grace Golf Course in Parys and Emfuleni Golf Course in Vanderbijlpark. Or, give all three a try! You'll certainly leave the Vaal Triangle with a better handicap than you arrived with.
End off your tour of the Vaal Triangle by embarking on a leisurely boat cruise across the Vaal River. There are numerous boating companies that offer luxury trips across the river. On board you can enjoy fine dining dinners, cocktail parties and private events. The Vaal River Meander Wine Route takes place annually along the tranquil waters of the Vaal River. Book yourself a spot and come and learn all about wine tasting, pairings and palate cleansers.