Drive-in movies are getting more popular during the pandemic as a fun, socially distant way to enjoy a nostalgic night out at the movies.
Drive-ins were already making a bit of a comeback in Texas before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Some people attributed the resurgence to nostalgia for a bygone era. Others raved that new sound and projection technology had improved the drive-in experience of yore. Now, given the need to social distance and the health risks associated with indoor theaters, drive-ins are even more popular. “People are loving the drive-in experience and appreciate having a safe movie night out of the house,” says Ryan Smith, owner of Stars and Stripes drive-ins in Lubbock and New Braunfels.
Here are eight drive-ins worth checking out around Texas.