Here’s How Drive-Ins Are Planning to Make Their Comeback
Getting tired of Netflix? Escaping the house is still complicated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some businesses have a creative idea that can help people finally have a night out: drive-ins. Outdoor movie venues may not stay part of the past anymore; they’re the answer for the future. With theaters and concert venues closed, drive-ins have been reopening and popping up everywhere, including dining locations. Some places have even upgraded the cinema experience, and the venues are used for more than watching flicks; concerts are hosted there too. What will they come up with next?
Social distancing doesn’t have to be boring, and you can still go out with friends. Say goodbye to your couch and say hello to fun at the drive-in. Here’s how drive-ins are planning to make their comeback.
Drive-In Theaters Have New Tricks Up Their Sleeves
For some movie lovers, the old-fashioned drive-in experience just doesn’t cut it anymore, even when they’re desperate. This is where the brand-new experience comes in. Several places offer movies and a view, which makes it hard to pass on. For instance, Skyline Drive-In NYC provides patrons a movie with the lovely Manhattan skyline in the backdrop. This isn’t your regular NY skyline either; it’s a popular filming location for well-known companies like SNL and Converse.
Welcome to Drive-In Concerts
For those who are sick of social media live concerts, businesses have found an innovative solution to your problem: drive-in concerts. Germany has hosted a few drive-in rave concerts, which came with all the works — DJ performances, lasers, smoke, special effects and dancers (wearing masks). Although people can’t get out of their cars, they can party in them and honk to the music.
How Are Drive-Ins Keeping Customers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Besides requiring online ticket sales, business owners implement other safety and social distancing measures so everyone can enjoy the entertainment. Many drive-ins have the same set of regulations, such as requiring patrons to stay in their cars, except to use the restroom. If you leave your car, you must wear a face mask. Each car must be parked 10 to 20 feet away from each other. Some venues stagger car spots, so everyone can easily view the movie screen or performance. Also, only a certain number of people are allowed in the restroom at any time. Of course, you can expect a few troublemakers who don’t want to follow the new rules. You can also expect those customers to be kicked out.