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Enderby's Starlight Drive-In to open next week with new rules in place

The Starlight Drive-In theatre.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Starlight Drive In Theatre
April 24, 2020 - 12:20 PM

Enderby’s drive-in movie theatre is opening next week for a test run.

In a statement released on Starlight Drive-In’s website, it says that operations were adjusted to meet all government regulations with respect to social distancing and they need their customers to take note.

The test run with the new measures will be Thursday, April 30 to Monday, May 4.

“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  — as an isolated family unit — without ever leaving the safety of your vehicle,” reads the update.

“The success of our opening and our ability to stay open will depend on the entire Starlight family pulling together and doing their part to ensure safe operations.”

Here are the changes made as listed on the Starlight Drive-in website:
Limited Attendance: Capacity has been reduced drastically to accommodate social distancing. Each car will be given 20 feet of parking space. Visitors 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. An online ticket will guarantee entrance, but not a specific parking spot. The portal is available by clicking "submit" below, once you complete your purchase, print the ticket at home and bring it to the drive-in.

Simplified Pricing Structure: Our pricing structure has been simplified for ease of online purchases, and savings for our guests.

Limited Hours: The gates will only open 1 hour before the first show to get everyone parked and situated safely, this also 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: ball playing, walking your dog, visiting between vehicles

Facilities: Washrooms in the concession 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. Strict social distancing measures will be in place, and guests are asked to send one person from their vehicle to concession to minimize risk.

Available Movies: Due to the impact of the Corona Virus on the movie industry we have very limited new releases. They’re looking forward to running some fantastic favourites over the season.

"With a little extra effort, we’ll be able to continue welcoming everyone to movies, as they should be — under the stars — at the best social distancing activity in the North Okanagan," reads the release.

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