With the coronavirus global pandemic affecting so many of Illinois’ outdoor activities, the McHenry Outdoor Theater thinks it may have the answer to alleviate those feeling stir crazy. The drive-in theater said it plans to open on May 1 with new regulations in place.
In a Facebook post, the owner of the McHenry drive-in said the theater has been working with government officials to come up with a plan to open amid the pandemic.
Vehicles will be spaced 10 to 15 feet from each other and capacity will be cut in half. Viewers will be required to remain in their vehicles, but may watch the movie from the back of the vehicle if a mask is worn.
The theater said they will have some masks available and bathrooms will be open. The theater also said it would provide protective toilet seat covers.
Tickets will not be sold at the box office.
The theater is planning an opening weekend double feature of The Flintstones and Jurassic Park. Not a bad way to remind us of the good ol’ days of moving going.