Big movies making at-home debut amid coronavirus pandemic
Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak breaks down big film titles that will be making their debut on the small screen during the coronavirus pandemic.
The lockdown of multiplex cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic gave a spotlight to social distancing-friendly drive-ins they may not have had since Olivia Newton-John dumped John Travolta in one near the end of "Grease," Hollywood's recreation of 1950s teen Americana.
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Finding a drive-in near you these days, however, is considerably trickier than it was during the Eisenhower administration.
There are only 321 drive-in movie theaters in the U.S., according to a survey on online statistics portal Statista. It's a far cry from the industry’s heyday in the late 1950s, when about 4,000 were operating, according to DriveInMovie.com.
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It's also a decline from the 349 drive-ins open between 2015 and 2017 as well as from the 593 that existed in 1995.