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The drive-in, relic of yesterday, finds itself suited to now

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Posted at 4:08 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 04:08:51-04

BY JAKE COYLE, NEW YORK — The drive-in theater, long a dwindling nostalgia act in a multiplex world, is experiencing a momentary return to prominence.

With nearly all of the nation’s movie theaters shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, some drive-in owners think they’re in a unique position to give moviegoers a chance to do something out of the house while keeping distance from others.

This weekend, some drive-ins aren’t the only show in town.

They’re the only show in the country.

For a brief moment, the drive-in is uniquely suited to today.