CARTHAGE, Mo. — After much delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 66 drive-in theater in Carthage had its much-anticipated opening weekend.
Cars lined up two hours before gates opened.
March 20 was the drive-in’s projected opening day, but the owner says it’s better late than never.
For some high school seniors, doing something as simple as going to the drive-in movie helps ease what the COVID-19 pandemic took away these last two months.
“It was something that got me out of the house, but also a memory I am going to create,” said Octavia Duncan, Webb City senior. “Not being able to have the last month of my senior year we really look forward to these little outings, so I am glad we are able to do it.
“Just happy to be out of the house,” said Amelia Martin, a Carthage student. “You know get some fresh air and just really enjoy being out, you know. Because it’s been a while. It’s been a couple months.”
Right now, 66 Drive-In is operating at half capacity meaning, they will only allow 220 cars during shows.