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Dive-in movies: a match made in heaven

You’ve all heard of drive-in cinema, that icon of the 1950s where teenagers watch (usually scary) movies while snogging in their cars. Now there’s a new fashion, a way of watching movies from the comfort of your swimming pool or from the sea: dive-in movies! Not so much traditional cinema as a good excuse for a pool party, dive-in movies provide the perfect pretext to lounge in a tube, grab an iced cold drink, relax and enjoy the show…

They’re cropping up in student unions, holiday resorts, smart hotels and homes all over the world where a projector or an inflatable and waterproof screen can be installed to show some of the newest and coolest movies. Some good suggestions for poolside viewing include the Pirates of the Caribbean (1 to 5!), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (set in Hawaii) and Surf’s Up. Can you think of some more?

Here’s a selection of a few of the most awesome dive-in movie spots around the world: