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Goochland Drive-In Theater plans to open - with changes - this weekend

Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 17:03:13-04

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- The Goochland Drive-In Theater announced Monday it planned to open this weekend despite calls from the president and governor to limit gatherings of 100 people or more.

The owners of the drive-in believe watching movies in your car may be the perfect form of social distancing.

"Enjoying a movie at a drive-in theater has always been about the comfort of watching from your vehicle or stretching out under the stars without being shoulder to shoulder with someone in a crowded theater," they posted on Facebook.
"That being said, we want to ensure peace of mind to everyone - so we have decided to modify a few aspects during these unusual times."

Here's a list of changes guests can expect:

Parking limited to 70% of capacity

Markers placed in service lines at Snack Bar to separate folks
Condiments will be handed out in packets
Patrons may bring in their own food for an extra $15 per vehicle paid at the Ticket Booth along with admission and will be provided a food permit to display

Crew members clean and sanitize bathrooms
Doors to the restrooms will be propped open to allow fresh air and to avoid touching the door.

The playground will be closed

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