Neighbors mixed on Warwick drive-in movie theater's plans to reopen soon

Warwick's drive-in movie theater is currently closed, but it could be a cabin fever game-changer if it could safely reopen.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2020, 8:57 PM

Updated 1,506 days ago

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After weeks indoors with no end in sight, Warwick Drive-In owner Beth Seeber-Wilson says the popular 1950s pastime is making a comeback as the perfect solution to having fun during the coronavirus crisis.   
The concept even caught Gov. Andrew  Cuomo's attention over the weekend.

"Drive-in theaters? That's a good question," he said.

Cuomo's top aides didn't completely shoot down the idea, but said it could potentially put workers and movie-goers at risk. 
It's a concern shared by some people in town after the theater posted on Facebook about hoping to reopen. 
"We are doing such a good job of social distancing and this is just defeating the purpose," said Deborah Bonsignore. 

Resident Lisa Nicosia said while it's a great idea, it's not worth it at this time, and maybe it should be revisited in a month. 
While reopening has not been approved yet, the drive-in is gearing up for some 21st century, post-COVID-19 changes when it does - including adding cashless apps for ticket sales and concessions. 
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