Lusail Cinema

As per announcement by Qatar National Tourism Council in cooperation with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), both semi-final games of FIFA Club World Cup 2021 will be broadcast on February 7 and 8, 2021, at DFI’s drive-in Cinema in Lusail.

Through this initiative fans will be able to support their teams, and enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of football while practicing violating social distancing or other precautionary measures. Through this Qatar’s cultural diversity and passion for the sport will also be highlighted.  

The first match to be broadcast at Lusail drive-in cinema will be between Brazilian Libertadores Cup champion Palmeiras and the Tigres UANL Concacaf’s Champions on February 7, 2021 at 9 pm.  ON February 8th Europe’s champion Bayern Munich will face Africa’s Champions Al Ahly SC for the first time at 9 pm. The drive-in cinema will be able to accommodate 159 cars with tickets priced from 120 to 150 Qatari riyals.

Mr. Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar National Tourism Council has shared : “We continue our successful partnership with the Doha Film Institute to develop entertainment experiences for citizens and residents that contribute to domestic tourism while focusing on adhering to safety measures due to current circumstances. Qatar continues to strengthen its position as a hub for major international events such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.  Successfully hosting tournaments such as the FIFA Club World Cup shows the world Qatar’s readiness and capabilities in organising events in exceptional circumstances, further enhancing our position as a safe destination.”

Further on, Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said: “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 now. A retro favourite, the drive-in during the pandemic is being reimagined across the world, giving us new ways to experience films, music, sports, and live performances. We are proud to be collaborating with Qatar National Tourism Council 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.”

All safety measures shall be maintained with all passenger above 18 years to show a green Ehteraz. Cars will only be allowed to have 4 passengers each, who shall be 12 years and above. Many more precautions shall be taken to ensure a safe experience to all. Along with this, drive-in cinema will open one hour before the games start to ensure smooth and organised entry.

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