Drive-in cinema coming to Algarve Shopping car park

Drive-in cinemas are making a comeback in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the new demand for forms of entertainment that don’t involve people coming into close contact with each other.

This week, the Algarve Shopping in Guia, Albufeira announced that it will be setting up its own drive-in cinema at the northern section of its outdoor car park and screening two films – ‘The Little Prince’ on Friday and ‘The Green Book’ on Saturday.

Four films will also be screened in October – ‘Playmobil’ on October 2; ‘La La Land’ on October 3; ‘Trouble’ on October 4 and ‘Are You Here’ on October 5.

“The best thing about these screenings is that they are totally free,” the shopping centre says.

However, signing up in advance on the shopping centre’s website ( is mandatory.

After signing up, each person can choose the film they wish to see and how many people will be inside the vehicle. Afterwards, a code will be provided which will have to be presented to the shopping centre’s staff upon arrival.

All films will be screened at 9.30pm.