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Drop anchor this weekend at a new boat-in movie theater popping up in Key Biscayne

BYO boat and watch a classic flick from the water.

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil
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Who knew pop-up cinemas were so in demand in Miami? We’ve had a drive-in at an empty parking lot, a drive-up at Hard Rock Stadium and this weekend, we’re getting a boat-in. Ballyhoo Media, which has used its floating screens to broadcast sporting events like the World Cup and the Super Bowl, is shifting to movies.

On Saturday, July 25, it’s introducing the boat-in: a 60-foot floating screen that will drop anchor at Hobie Island Beach Park (behind the Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne) for a sunset viewing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The open-air screening will be limited to 50 boats that shall remain 50-feet apart throughout the event. Admission will be $50 per boat and there will be a check-in, so no sneaking in like you might’ve done at your neighborhood cinema. This being the era of social-distancing, all vessels must adhere to the current capacity restrictions (more on that here). 

Unlike the forthcoming boat-in we told you about earlier, Ballyhoo’s engagement is BYOB(oat). So you’ll need to charter one if you don’t have one. Lest you forget this isn’t just another sandbar party, swimming and rafting will not be allowed. Tickets are on sale now and will likely go fast—this city loves any excuse to get out on the water.

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