DRIVE-IN MOVIES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK IN THE ERA OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING

While some outdoor venues hosting movie screenings, others are re-inventing the classic in-car experience in creative ways for the COVID-19 era.

TORONTO — The pandemic has inspired many of us to step back in time – we are baking more, learning new cooking skills, planting our own vegetable gardens, sewing our own masks.

Now, as communities look for safe ways to slowly reopen and bring back entertainment outside the home, another blast from the past is making a comeback: the drive-in.

While some outdoor venues hosting movie screenings, others are re-inventing the classic in-car experience in creative ways for the COVID-19 era.

In Paris, “Van Gogh, Starry Night” was a spectacular and immersive visual and aural feast that took the Dutch artist’s works and projected them wall-to-wall-to-floor in larger-than-life sizes inside a cavernous space.

Now, the creators are bringing a similar exhibit, “Immersive Van Gogh”, to Toronto in the 4,000-square-foot space that formerly housed printing presses for The Toronto Star. They are touting the 35-minute show as the world’s first drive-in immersive art exhibit.

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