Movie Nights at Aljada to introduce back-to-back screenings on Friday nights

01 September 2020

Sharjah’s only drive-in cinema adds double bills from Friday 4 September, having attracted more than 10,000 visitors in just two months

Movie Nights at Aljada is introducing back-to-back screenings to keep up with demand at Sharjah’s only drive-in cinema. A double bill will now be screened every Friday evening, starting on 4 September with the screening of kids cartoon favourite The Queen’s Corgi at 8pm, followed by the showing of sci-fi classic The Matrix at 11pm.

On Friday 11 September, the cinema will show children’s favourite The Incredibles at 8pm, followed by a screening of the 90s comedy thriller True Lies, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Since opening on 1 July, the cinema has welcomed more than 10,000 movie-goers, with weekend evenings proving especially busy.

Other films being screened at Movie Nights at Aljada over the course of the next week include cult 80s classic Back to the Future, rom-com Sweet Home Alabama and, on Saturday 12 September, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first in the eight-strong series of epic wizarding adventures.

All movies at the drive-in cinema at Madar at Aljada, Muwaileh, Sharjah, start at 8pm and are free to enter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cinemagoers can also select from the 17 different types of delicious cuisine at Zad either by visiting the drive-thru prior to entering the cinema, or by ordering via the dedicated website and the meals will be delivered directly to their cars in a safe and contactless manner.

Here’s the lowdown of what’s in store this week at Movie Nights at Aljada from Thursday 3 September until Saturday 12 September:

Thursday 3 September 2020
8pm: Hotel Transylvania 2
(2015, 1h 29 min)
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Friday, 4 September 2020
8pm: The Queen’s Corgi
(2019, 1h 25 min)
The British monarch's (Dame Julie Walters') favorite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home.

11pm: The Matrix (1999, 2hr 16 min)
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Saturday, 5 September 2020
8pm: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
(2019, 1hr 59 min)
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.

Sunday 6 September 2020
8pm: Cars
(2006, 1h 57 min)
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Monday 7 September 2020
8pm: Sweet Home Alabama
(2002, 1h 48 min)
A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Tuesday 8 September 2020
8pm: Ready Player One
(2018, 2h 20 min)
When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Wednesday 9 September 2020
8pm: Back to the Future
(1985, 1h 56 min)
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Thursday 10 September 2020
8pm: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
(2002, 1h 35 min)
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Friday 11 September 2020
7:30pm: The Incredibles
(2004, 1h 55 min)
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

9:30pm: True Lies (1994, 1h 26 min)
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used-car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Saturday 12 September 2020
8pm: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
(2001, 2h 32 min)
An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

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