ON WITH THE SHOW: DRIVE-IN THEATRES SEE BOOST IN POPULARITY DURING PANDEMIC

'You're just social distancing at the drive-in,' says one regular patron

Drive-in movie theatres are making a comeback because of physical distancing and COVID-19. 2:05

For Dixie Thomas and her granddaughter Torrie Kuiper, it’s an annual tradition to grab their dogs and hit the road to visit the Twilite Drive-In Theatre in Wolseley, Sask., for opening night.

“The only thing I was upset about, with the pandemic, was that I wouldn’t be able to come to the drive-in,” declared Thomas.

Kuiper reached out to Twilite owner Don Zaba early on during the COVID-19 lockdowns and stayed in regular contact about when it would open. She said she nearly burst into tears of joy upon learning the show would go on as of May 15.

“The drive-in’s our thing,” Kuiper explained.

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