August 19, 2020
Make this about bringing back drive-ins.
Bright sides, and silver linings have been in short supply since March. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a moment to celebrate the potential comeback of the drive-in movie. I’ve seen several temporary iterations of that automotive nostalgia-fest, and I’m hereby asking for more. While it’s not advisable to cram yourself into one car with ten of your closest friends, (in fact, it wouldn’t be wise to sit in a car for two hours with anyone not of the same household) imagine the charm of enjoying the big screen, maskless, but also out of the house. Of course, even drive-in theaters will be enforcing mask policies for concessions, restrooms, or other interactions, but the viewing itself can be enjoyed unconstrained by safety measures. I may be overrating the value of this revival to others, but for me the drive-in holds nothing but good memories. There’s the additional benefit of being able to take an infant without fear of getting hate glares from other patrons should the baby wake. And you can chat all you want without disturbing anyone who doesn’t love you.