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Drive-in movies experiencing resurgence under coronavirus restrictions in Germany

Posted at 9:03 AM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 09:03:01-04

The coronavirus epidemic is reviving the phrase "everything old is new again."

In Germany, drive-in movies have become a hot ticket for people under coronavirus restrictions.

The system uses technology to provide a safe experience for customers.

Tickets bought online are scanned through car windows.

The government let the theater stay open because the operators and their customers have no physical contact.

There is no concession stand - theatergoers have to bring their own refreshments.

And bathroom entrances are monitored to make sure people practice social distancing.

The manager says it's a great way for customers "to forget about the coronavirus for two hours" and for his employees to keep their jobs.

Germany's government says restrictions on businesses will not be relaxed before at least April 20th.