The Port Elmsley Drive-In southwest of Ottawa is hoping it is possible for you to to get pleasure from a double characteristic whereas sitting in your automobile subsequent weekend.
The Ontario Authorities has introduced that current drive-in film theatres can reopen throughout the province on Sunday. Drive-in theatres will even be allowed to open washrooms, with well being and security tips in place.
“We’re going to shoot for next Friday,” mentioned proprietor David Hen, in an interview with CTV Information Ottawa a few plan to reopen after the Ontario Authorities’s announcement Saturday morning.
“We haven’t had staff in yet. We have been working with ourselves a little bit to get things ready. We’re more or less ready, couple of computer systems and payment systems we need to nail down a couple of things.”
The Port Elmsley Drive-In is situated on County Highway 18 between Perth and Smiths Falls.
Hen says whereas he has not seen the Ontario Authorities’s plan for reopening the drive-in, he has been speaking with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Well being Unit a few reopening plan for over a month
“Everybody locally was happy with it at the time.”
The proprietor of the Port Elmsley Drive-In will examine in with the well being unit to comply with up on the plan and ensure it follows well being and security laws in the course of the pandemic.
To encourage bodily distancing on the drive-in theatre, Hen says they’ll doubtless restrict the variety of visitors within the snack bar and washrooms to at least one particular person at a time.
“We’ve altered our snack bar from self-serve indoors to takeout outdoors and everything is contactless – all the sale points, ticketing will be online ticketing.”
Hen says the Port Elmsley Drive-In usually employs seven to 10 college students a summer season. He provides its “important” that the theatre can open for the summer season.
“We’d certainly liked to cover some expenses. It is up in the air how strong a year it will be. I think it’s important to know we’re not dead in the water for the whole summer, I think we’ll be able to do some business.”
When requested what the primary film of the summer season when the drive-in opens hopefully subsequent weekend, Hen laughed and mentioned “it’s hard to say.”
“The movie business doesn’t book until Monday or Tuesday each week. The best of times we often don’t know.”