My mom used to call the drive-in movie theatres the 'passion pits.' I think you know why.

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The question everybody's asking is, "Will there be any drive-in movie theatres open in a COVID-19 world?" Let's take a look at the seasonal status of the six drive-ins operating in Connecticut and New York.

  • 1

    Four Brothers Drive-In Theater - Amenia, NY

    According to the Four Brothers FB page, their 'Grand Shack' will be officially opening for takeout on May 6 featuring hot dogs, lemonade, Nutella shakes, and popcorn, etc.

    They are hoping that the drive-in theater will be able to open in some capacity very soon. They recommend you check their FB page on a regular basis for updates.

  • 2

    Pleasant Valley Drive-In - Barkhamsted, CT

    The Pleasant Valley Drive-In is working hard to open their 2020 season but the snack shop requires some much-needed repair work.

    They have even added a GoFundMe page hoping that patrons will pitch in to help get them up and running for the season. For updates, check their FB page.

  • 3

    Southington Drive-In - Southington, CT

    The Southington Drive-In is hoping for a June 6 opening this summer. Many patrons have asked about renting the drive-in for various events.

    They are sorry to report that because of COVID-19 and municipal and state regulations, they cannot open for private rentals under any circumstances. Check the Southington Drive-In's FB page for updates.

  • 4

    Mansfield Drive-In - Mansfield Center, CT

    On April 1, this is the notice that the Mansfield Drive-In Theatre and Market Place placed on their FB Page,

    Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and casualties, we feel as though it is not in the best interest of the safety of our community to open the Mansfield Crive-In Theatre at this time. We will open and have movies playing when it is safe to do so.

  • 5

    Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre - Hyde Park, NY

    The last update regarding the opening of the Hyde Park Drive-In was on March 26 when they stated they were considered a non-essential business until April 17.

    They directed patrons to check back on their FB Page and/or website for updates on their status. There have been no updates since March 26.

  • 6

    Overlook Drive-In Theatre - Poughkeepsie, NY

    On March 21, the Overlook Drive-In stated on their FB Page that due to the quarantine, they did not have an opening date for the 2020 season but to check back for the latest updates.