With Regal shuttered and AMC almost out of cash, big chunks of the country are about to be without moviegoing even as an option. Not that most people consider it safe, even without a big uptick in COVID cases.
Some cities and states have theaters closed by mandate, some will have to re-close. Having written versions of “The Last Drive In” at five different newspapers over the years, I can vouch for the fact that barring the new “drive in boom,” date night will have few to zero options for cheap, safe entertainment.
So let’s mask up while we still can. You never know when that next chance will present itself.
This is an old Carmike that sold to Epic that AMC picked up as a cheap first run (AMC Classic) in the vacation village of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.