Movie-goers boarded boats floating on the shimmering waters of a Tel Aviv lake on Thursday (Aug 20) for a test screening at Israel's first "sail-in" cinema.
With indoor film theatres shut because of COVID-19 restrictions, Tel Aviv municipality launched the floating cinema to allow residents to catch a movie in the open air while still keeping a safe distance from each other.
The floating cinema provided seating aboard 70 pedal and rowing boats set in the Yarkon Park lake, two metres apart to maintain social distancing, Tel Aviv municipality said.
Two films will be screened every evening during the last week of August, the municipality said. Thursday's screening, attended by about 300 people, was a pilot event which featured the family comedy Paddington 2.
After successfully containing the coronavirus in May, Israel has been grappling with a second wave of infections and has reported a total of 98,550 COVID-19 cases and 789 deaths.