The coronavirus may actually be helping one kind of business: Drive-in Theaters.
What better way to go out, see a movie and still maintain social distance?
The experience is pure 1950s. Head out at dusk, find that perfect spot in an enormous parking lot. Watch a movie on an enormous screen with sound in your car.
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Of course, today there are only 305 drive-ins know to the United Drive-in Theatre Owners Association. Thousands still stand in the skeletal form across the country.
But this form of entertainment is not only unique, it’s a group experience that’s also isolated. At least, if you want it to be.
Isolation wasn’t the goal of teens in the 1950s who managed to park side-by-side, girls in one car, boys in another.