Drive-in brings retro experience to life safely - FOX34 Lubbock

Drive-in brings retro experience to life safely

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A drive in movie is an outing with a little normalcy at a distance. Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre is bringing a retro setting to life every night safely.

"The drive in has always been about making memories together and that's what makes it so special and such a beloved, American experience," Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre Owner Ryan Smith said.

Stars and Stripes Drive-In is the first theatre in Lubbock to start showing pictures since the pandemic.

"They can still enjoy the communal experience of watching movies with other people, hearing people laugh out loud during the funny parts and being as loud as they want outside," Smith said.

The Owner said it takes people back to simpler, slower times.

"We mix the nostalgia which is great, with the modern amenities and the modern technology and it makes for a real rich experience," Smith said.

"I came here my whole childhood, growing up," Texas Tech student Ryder Edmister said.

"It's just kind of a Lubbock thing," Texas Tech student Tatum Granato said.

Community members are able to enjoy a night out from the safety of their own car.

"We wanted to take the boys out, get them out of the house for a little bit because right now, how things are, just ready to get them out of the house," Joseph Perez said waiting to watch Trolls World Tour.

"We just wanted to do something that we could do together that was safe and we like to take our dogs with us," Sherri Davis said waiting to watch I Still Believe.

To keep social distance, cars are spaced out every other spot, the playground is closed off and food is not served. The favorites like popcorn, candy and drinks are available.

The Drive-In is playing the top movies out right now and bringing back family and fan favorites.

"All through the summer time we're going to have the fun of playing the hits that people might have wanted to see on the big screen but never had the chance to," Smith said.

The Drive-In opens each night at 7:30 with movies on three screens. Tickets can be purchased in advance. For more information: click here.



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