’Floating cinema’ coming to Orlando in September

ORLANDO, Fla. — With many theaters still closed and facing an uncertain financial future due to the COVID-19 shutdown, one organization is attempting to keep the moviegoing experience afloat -- quite literally.

Beyond Cinema is bringing its Floating Boat Cinema to Orlando for one week only, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 13.

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The cinema will consist of between 12 to 24 miniature boats that will be spread out to adhere to social distancing. Each will hold up to eight people.

Tickets will go on sale at a later date, and will require people to purchase the whole boat to ensure groups are seated with friend sand family, and to also allow for social distancing on board.

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Event organizers said a mix of “golden oldies” and new releases will be shown. Titles will be announced when tickets go on sale.

There will be free popcorn as well as movie snacks and drink to purchase before setting sail.

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The exact location of the cinema will be announced at a later date when tickets go on sale. Click here to sign up to be notified when that happens.

Similar floating cinemas will take place in dozens of other cities across the country this summer and fall.


Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.