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Friday, May 21, 1999 Published at 05:19 GMT 06:19 UK

World: Europe

First drive-in cinema in Prague

The Czech Republic's first ever drive-in cinema has opened in the capital, Prague.

It's located within the Strahov stadium -- one of the world's biggest, with an arena for thirty-thousand gymnasts and seats for two-hundred-and-fifty thousand spectators.

The stadium was built during in the nineteen-thirties, but had fallen into disuse since the fall of Communism in 1989.

The young entrepreneur behind the idea , Stefan Orsos, says he hopes the project will attract Czechs looking for something new.

The BBC correspondent in Prague says the drive-in's big screen and the cars huddled into a corner of the enormous stadium provided an odd scene.

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