Breaking News
More () »

Maine drive-in theaters will be allowed to open in May as part of the coronavirus economic recovery plan

Missing the movies? Governor Mills' plan to open the Maine economy will allow drive-in movie theaters to open in May.

MAINE, USA — On May 1, drive-in theaters can open their gates for customers. This comes after Governor Janet Mills announced the state's plan to get the Maine economy going again. 

Multiple drive-ins across the state went to their Facebook pages to make announcements about opening soon.

The Saco Drive-In Theater wrote, "our grounds still need to harden up before that happens, and we have a few more things to get in order as well."

While having the green light to open is encouraging, unfortunately, weather plays a major role in when a drive-in can open. Prides Corner Drive-In said, "once our grounds are dry, screen repaired and other approvals in order we will make an announcement. This is the time of year when the weather determines our opening date."

RELATED: Gov. Mills extends statewide stay-at-home order to May 31

Bangor Drive-In posted, "it does take some time to open safely and responsibly, but we wanted you all to know that we are doing EVERYTHING in our power to get our beloved Drive-In opened as soon as we safely can! "

One drive-in is polling its customers to see what they feel would make their movie-going experience safe. The Skowhegan Drive-In Theatre announced, "a poll regarding options under consideration for operations at the Skowhegan Drive-In Theatre in the coming months will be posted soon." 

Drivinmovie.com has a full list of drive-in movie theatres in the state of Maine.

RELATED: Tom Berenger's Maine film set for May release

RELATED: Cinemagic theaters close in Maine due to coronavirus spread

RELATED: Universal moves new releases to on-demand; AMC, Regal close theaters


Coronavirus Coverage:

RELATED: Portland preps for plan to reopen businesses following the coronavirus

RELATED: Real-time Maine Coronavirus update: Governor Mills extends 'Stay Safer at Home' order to May 31

RELATED: Maine Department of Labor to accept expanded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance applications starting May 1

RELATED: Decision on reinstating fired carrier captain delayed as Navy widens probe

RELATED: US virus recoveries near 116,000; GDP fell nearly 5% last quarter

Before You Leave, Check This Out