Drive-in movie theaters will open for summer season


PROVIDENCE, R.I.- With the Governor Gina Raimondo announcing the suspension of a large share of gatherings and events due to the COVID-19 pandemic this summer, drive-in movie theaters are looking forward to expanding outdoor entertainment options for the state’s residents.

In Westerly, the Misquamicut Drive-in Theater will kick-off its season Friday, May 15 with a screening of “Jaws”.

Tickets, which sold out shortly after going on sale, are limited to 50 cars for each screening. Tickets must be purchased in advance online, and there won’t be concessions available.

This drive-in has already added a second screening of the film for Saturday, May 16.

The list of movies scheduled, and information on where to buy tickets, can be found on the theater’s Facebook page.

At the other end of the state, the Rustic Tri View Drive-in in North Smithfield announced today on its Facebook page that it was working to re-open soon as well.

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The theater said it was busy working out the details. So far no information was available on the number of cars that would be allowed in, or what movies would be shown.

The theater said it will update its Facebook page as more details become known.

©WLNE-TV/ABC 6 2020




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