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A drive -in theater or drive-in cinema is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand, and a large parking area for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars.
If you see that on a reader board in a theater , you know where they got their start. The drive ins that closed and were not converted to some form of the homogeneous American landscape were often the victims of poor management, inability to convert to digital, or the rise of the ubiquitous multiplex.
ADMISSION: General Admission: $10, $7 for children 12 and under, and Seniors 55+. 4 and under, free. It’s a great value for a double feature.
AMC is reopening its 14 locations in Washington state on Friday. Theaters will open under reduced capacity and anyone sitting down to watch a movie will have to wear a mask and sit in reserved seats, allowing for social distancing.
There are only 4 Drive In Theaters left in Washington State .
Drive-in theaters (like all theaters ) have to pay up to 90% of the money they take in at the box office to the movie studios who makes the films. So drive – ins make very little money from your admission. They make their money at the concession stand so please support them by buying your food and drink there.
If you can help it, turn off your car completely during the movie , especially if it has daytime running headlights. The sound of your engine is distracting and so is your car’s exhaust. A lot of drive -ins use FM radio to deliver the movie sound, but you don’t want to drain your car’s battery using the stereo.
Urban and exurban sprawl is a substantial undercurrent leading to the demise of drive -ins. It takes a lot of land to run a drive-in theater , and their business model often meant charging less per customer — sometimes they ‘d offer a flat fee or discounted rate for just the car’s entry, no matter the occupancy.
How much profit can a drive-in movie theater make ? You may be making as little as 10% of each ticket sold when you are showing new releases during the summer blockbuster season. Concession items offer profit of 50 to 80%, but your operational expenses will eat into all those extra dollars.
There used to be thousands of drive -in movie theaters across the US. Now, according to the United Drive -in Theatre Owners Association, there are only 305 still in operation. But in 2020, business is booming. A fixture of the 1950s and ’60s, drive-in movies have made a comeback during the coronavirus pandemic.
New York (49), Pennsylvania (45), Ohio (44) and California (44) offer the most drive- ins , according to the association. Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana and North Dakota didn’t have any drive-in theaters as of 2019.