Floating boat cinema coming to Cleveland this fall

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CLEVELAND (AP/WJW) — Amid the coronavirus pandemic, drive-in movies have been making a comeback — now a company says a floating cinema allowing people to watch from mini-boats will be making appearances in a number of places around the country — including Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Beyond Cinema, an Australian production company, is bringing Floating Boat Cinema to cities worldwide with a stop in Cleveland in September.

The aquatic theater will be in Cleveland Sept. 23 to Sept. 27. The location of the hasn’t been released, and the movies to be shown haven’t been announced.

Beyond Cinema is also stopping in Columbus and Cincinnati that same week.

The cinema will be made up of 12 to 24 mini-boats, each holding up to eight people. Tickets will require that the entire boat be purchased to ensure that groups will be seated with friends and family only to allow for social distancing on and between boats.

Organizers say the movies will be a mix of golden oldies and new releases. Attendees will get free popcorn, and other movie snacks and drinks will be available for purchase before people embark on the boats.

Floating Boat Cinema will also be heading to St. Louis on Sept. 9 and later to Houston, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, New York, Austin, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Columbus, and Cincinnati, as well as three cities in Canada.

Anyone interested in the event can sign up for alerts regarding ticket sales.

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