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Enderby Starlight Drive-In has physical-distancing success so far

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May 16, 2020 - 11:15 AM

The Starlight Drive-In is moving forward with its operations after having a successful few weeks with new physical distancing measures.

“We remain grateful that we are able to provide our community, many of whom are struggling, with one of the few forms of family entertainment that can be enjoyed without ever leaving the safety of your vehicle,” according to the drive-in theatre’s website. "The success of our season, and our ability to stay open, will depend on the entire Starlight team and our guests pulling together and doing their part to ensure safe operations."

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The drive-in theatre has implemented numerous practices to ensure the safety of both the staff and customers including:

Limited Attendance: Capacity has been reduced drastically to accommodate social distancing. Each car will be given 20 feet of parking space. You will need to park, as directed, in the middle of said parking spot and will not be permitted to move once parked. Some of the things that people enjoy the most, open hatches, trucks parked backwards, along with sitting outside will all still be allowed - but please stay within the confines of your 20 foot parking stall.

Online Reservation System: In order to minimize contact between the public and our team and to ensure that no-one leaves their home needlessly, all ticket sales will be online in advance, there will be no ticket sales at the box office. Your online ticket will guarantee your entrance, but not a specific parking spot. The portal is available by visiting our website, once you complete your purchase, please print your ticket at home and bring it with you to the Drive-in. Don't have a printer?, save it to your smart phone.

• Limited Hours: The gates will only open one hour before the first show in order to get everyone parked and situated safely, this shortens your total time at the drive in.

• Limited Activities: Some of the activities you enjoyed in the past won’t be possible until social distancing rules are relaxed, for example: NO ball playing, walking your dog, visiting between vehicles.

• Facilities: Washrooms in the building will have social distancing measures including limited capacity and additional porta-potties will be on site.

• Concession Changes: Limited products will be available at the start the season which may be expanded depending on the success of our social distancing changes. Guests are asked to send one person from their vehicle to concession to minimize risk.

• Available Movies: Due to the impact of the coronavirus on the movie industry, the theatre has a limited number of new releases

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From May 14 to 18, Trolls World Tour and Dolittle are playing. Staring May 21, Onward and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be playing.

Tickets are available for purchase online.


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