Here’s Why Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Thriving During the Pandemic

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Tired of Netflix? You aren’t alone, but escaping the house still requires some caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, some companies and individuals came up with a creative idea to help people safely enjoy a night out: drive-in theaters. That’s right — outdoor movie venues are no longer a thing of the past. They’re a fun answer to the problem — at least for the foreseeable future. Even as theaters and concert venues reopen, drive-ins have a lot to offer people who are feeling stir-crazy but also uncomfortable about going out in public while the virus is still spreading. 

Some drive-ins that have opened up have even worked to upgrade the cinema experience by offering more than the chance to watch great movies. Concerts and other outings provide extra entertainment opportunities at select locations. These venues serve as a refreshing reminder that social distancing doesn’t have to be boring, and you can still go out with friends if you take the right approach. Ready to say goodbye to your couch and say hello to fun at the drive-in? Here’s a deeper look at how drive-ins are thriving during the pandemic.