The District Will Be Getting A Drive-In Movie Theater at the RFK Stadium

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 5: "A League of Their Own" plays at a drive-in movie night at Union Market on July 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Marlena Sloss/The Washington Post via Getty Images)


Drive-in movie theaters are going to make a comeback in the age of coronavirus and the District is about to get two of them. Events DC, Union Market & Broccoli City have been given permission by the mayor’s office to open theaters that will host drive-in movies. They’re allowed to set up the new spots with social distancing guidelines in place. Events DC, which manages the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, will partner with Broccoli City to set up Lot 8 of the stadium as a drive-in movie theater for 350 cars.

Organizers are taking extra steps to put safety measures in place. Moviegoers will be required to order tickets and food in advance. Space will be cashless to minimize contact between people. Union Market will also open a drive-in movie theater, similar to the way it has in the past.

At both locations, attendees will be required to remain in their cars with the only exception to use the bathroom. Food and drinks ordered in advance will be delivered to the vehicles. City officials say this is a pilot program that could be expanded to other venues.

Events DC said they are considering offering live concerts and plays if all goes well.


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