Indoor movie theaters have been closed, Netflix is king and binge watching has hit new levels. Unfortunately, since we, in Lincoln, don’t have one very close, Drive-In Theaters have become the way to see movies AND get out of the house. The sad part is that Drive-Ins have been shutting down over the past few decades because the indoor theater have become so comfy. But they are making a comeback.
Drive-Ins tick off some safety boxes like:
- social distancing
- you can leave the house and not worry who you will run into and want to talk
- you don’t have to wear a mask
The thing about Drive-Ins today, the price is usually very low and makes it very affordable for everyone in the car, mostly, because the movies are older. Not to mention that movie companies stopped putting out new movies to theaters, for obvious reasons. That isn’t a bad thing, when the older (classic) movie is good…like Jurassic Park.
Jurassic Park is almost 30 years old and went back into release across the country about the time that the pandemic hit. Fast forward to last week. Jurassic Park was just listed as the #1 movie in America raking in $517,600. It was played in just over 230 drive-ins.
27 years later, Jurassic Park ruled the box offices once again. https://t.co/P3kxj15qAt
— Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) June 23, 2020
What is just as amazing: Jaws, was #2 on that list, bring in $516,000. While the latest totals don’t seem that big of a deal, when you consider when one movie is 27 years old and the second is 45 years old. Since both movies have pulled in $1 billion and $470 million, respectively. Steven Spielberg has to be a happy man, those 2 movies are his. That means he is still as relevant as ever and the his movies withstand the test of time.
Now, let’s be honest, when theaters open back up, Steven Spielberg has a sequel to the Jurassic franchise called Jurassic: Domination planned for release June of 2021.