14 Movie Theaters, Mostly Drive-Ins, Remained Open Last Weekend Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic
A movie screen at the Paramount Drive-In Theatres is reflected in rainwater before opening, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Paramount, Calif. The theatre was scheduled to shut down Friday after California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus.
Fourteen theaters in the United States remained opened at the weekend box office according to recent reports obtained by Deadline, 13 of them were drive-ins.
Those locations standing tall in the COVID-19 climate included the Van Buren Drive-in in Riverside, CA; the Mission Tiki in Monclair, CA; the Galaxy Drive-in in Ennis, TX; the Glendale 9 in Glendale, AZ; the Sacramento 6 Drive-In; the Starlite Drive-in in Cadet, MO; the South Bay Drive-In San Diego; the Auto Drive-in the Greenville, NC area; Hi-Way 21 in Beaufort, SC; the Jesup in Georgia; the Ocala in Florida; King Drive in Huntsville, AL; the Lake Worth in Palm Springs, FL and the Epic Theaters of West Volusia, Florida.
Some locations, such as the Van Buren, have already shuttered due to local restrictions, and as we enter a week which Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the US surgeon general, calls “the hardest and saddest week in most Americans’ lives,” we’ll see which ones can survive.
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