Drive-in theaters have been part of the American entertainment scene since the 1950s. They declined in number as home-based entertainment options increased, but they never completely died out. Drive-ins are coming back as a pandemic-proof entertainment experience, globally, helping the beleaguered entertainment industry. From opera in the UK to art exhibits in the Netherlands and Canada, the drive-in concept is being hacked for all sorts of purposes. Spencer Folmar, who plans to open what will be the world’s largest drive-in theater in Florida, says, “I believe the drive-in experience will be here to stay and continue to thrive, because people are now remembering how wonderful it is.”

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