FIFA Club World Cup Games to Screen at DFI Drive-in Cinema in Lusail
Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) in cooperation with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), announced that the two FIFA Club World Cup 2021 semi-final games will be broadcast this Sunday and Monday, 7 and 8 February, at DFI’s drive-in cinema in Lusail.
The initiative will provide fans with the opportunity to support their teams and enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of football without violating social distancing or other precautionary measures. Highlighting Qatar’s cultural diversity, this initiative is also reflective of the country’s passion for sports in general and football in particular.
The drive-in cinema will broadcast the first semi-final between Brazilian Libertadores Cup champion Palmeiras and the Tigres UANL Concacaf’s Champions this Sunday, 7 February, 9 pm. Europe’s champion Bayern Munich will play its first game against Africa’s Champions Al Ahly SC, on Monday, 8 February, 9 pm. The drive-in cinema can accommodate 159 cars, and ticket prices range from QAR120 to QAR150.
According to QNTC Chief Operating Officer Berthold Trenkel, they continue their successful partnership with DFI to develop entertainment experiences for citizens and residents that contribute to domestic tourism while focusing on adhering to safety measures due to current circumstances.
Successfully hosting tournaments shows the world Qatar’s readiness and capabilities in organising events in exceptional circumstances, further enhancing our position as a safe destination.
DFI Chief Executive Officer Fatma Hassan Alremaihi said that bringing audiences together at safe social distances, the open-air experience of drive-in cinemas are a perfect way to bring the excitement of the game to the community at a time when it’s challenging for many to go to a game.
A retro favourite, the drive-in during the pandemic is being reimagined across the world, giving new ways to experience films, music, sports, and live performances.
We are proud to be collaborating with QNTC to celebrate our great love of football and share our enthusiasm with the public as we prepare to host the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza next year.
To ensure a smooth entertainment experience at the drive-in cinema, every passenger above 18 must show their Ehteraz. Each ticket is valid for one car with a maximum capacity of 4 individuals, all of whom must be above 12 years old. Each car is allowed two chairs within the designated parking area, The drive-in cinema opens one hour before the games start to ensure smooth and organised entry.
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