Some Restaurants Are Converting Their Parking Lots Into Drive-In Movie Theaters

Pass the popcorn, please!

For many of us, the world seems out of sorts right now. With stay-at-home orders in place across the U.S., many businesses have had to get creative. Restaurants, for example, have been selling groceries. And now, some spots are also turning their parking lots into drive-in movie theaters!

It’s official: Drive-ins are back

Restaurants in Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, and other states have been experimenting with turning their parking lots into outdoor movie theaters—some even have car-hops to take food orders. Talk about a blast from the past!

When you think about it, drive-ins are the ultimate in social distancing entertainment. Everyone stays safely apart in the comfort of their own vehicles while still taking part in a communal activity. Sure, anyone can stay home and watch movies, but that’s not the same as being out and about. Keep a lookout for outdoor movie theaters popping up in your town for a fun fix of nostalgia.

More entertainment options

No drive-in nearby? If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space, turn your backyard into the most popular movie theater in town and play the best backyard movies for summertime. Just add popcorn, some classic candies, and everyone’s favorite pretzel bites.

If you’ve had your fill of Hollywood blockbusters, don’t forget, you can also experience a little culture right from your home base. Famous landmarks around the world—the Great Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, and more—have been offering virtual tours along with museums like the Louvre and MoMA. Here are all the virtual tours you can take for free right now.

Needless to say, there has never been a better time for armchair travel!

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Krista Garcia
Writer, blogger, content creator. I specialize in food and travel, plus digital commerce and the retail industry. Based in Portland, Oregon after a very long time spent in NYC.