Church services in a drive-in cinema

People in Dusseldorf will have the opportunity to attend Easter church services in a drive-in cinema.

Church services in a drive-in cinema
dpa

Dusseldorf (dpa) - People in the German city of Dusseldorf will have an opportunity to attend Easter church services this weekend despite the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a drive-in cinema.

A podium and an altar will be constructed in the facility, according to the official German Protestant Church in the western city.

People will then be able to drive into the cinema and listen to the services over their car radios. Tickets, which are available for free online, will be scanned through car windows to reduce the risk of infection. Organizers say 500 cars can fit into the new cinema.

An ecumenical service will be held on Good Friday, followed by a Catholic Mass on Easter Sunday and a Protestant service on Easter Monday, a spokesman for the organizers told dpa. The initiative has been coordinated with city officials.

Easter is the most important Christian holiday, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.