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NELIGH, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Dillon Smith gets popcorn for customers in the concession stand at the TK/Starlite Drive-In Theater on September 28, 2013 in Neligh, Nebraska. The theater, which opened in 1952, is one of only two drive-in theaters left in Nebraska, a state that once had almost 50. At the peak of their popularity in the late 1950s there were between 4 and 5 thousand drive-in theaters in the United States, there are now only about 350. As movie studios begin to phase out distribution of 35mm film prints in favor of digital media, the high cost drive-in theaters face when switching to a digital projection system is expected to force more of these theaters to close. The TK/ Starlite installed a digital projector earlier this year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way we live our lives. With social distancing becoming the new norm, many businesses have had serious questions about how they will continue.

One of that businesses is movie theaters. Obviously the idea of sitting next to a stranger in a big room for 2+ hours will not be something people are comfortable with for quite a while.

But there could be an alternative to still going to watch a movie; drive-in theaters. There are only about 300 drive-ins currently operating in America, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those numbers increase.

In Texas, the Showboat Drive-In Theater has seen a 40 percent increase in ticket sales, and the theater, which usually closes during the week, has been able to remain open since the pandemic began. There, cars must park ten feet away from each other, and moviegoers must wear a mask whenever exiting the car. But is seems to currently be the perfect date night considering the current situation.