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Drive-in theatres are opening this weekend in Ontario

Drive-in theatres are gearing up to re-open this weekend under Step 1 of Ontario's re-opening plan.

While some people are craving a drink on a cool patio and others look forward to an outdoor fitness class, still others are dreaming of seeing a movie on the big screen.

Some drive-in theatres were hoping to open in March but after COVID-19 cases surged, the province shut them down again.

Now with Ontario moving into Step 1 on Friday, drive-ins are once again allowed to reopen. Although not listed under the province's Step 1 reopening plan, Dakota Brasier, a spokesperson for the minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, told Global News that drive-in cinemas are indeed permitted to open in Step 1.

The 5-Drive-in Theatre in Oakville has shows planned for Friday and Saturday nights on three screens getting underway at 9:25 pm. They have old films such as Jurassic Park (1993) and Jaws (1975), and newer films like A Quiet Place Part II.

People can book tickets online.

People in Hamilton are thrilled that the Starlite in Hamilton is opening with several double features.


Tickets are also online.

For those willing to drive a bit farther, there are a few options in Ontario.

If you are willing to drive to Barrie, the Sunset Barrie Drive-in is also opening on Friday. Tickets are online.

The Boonies Drive In Theatre in Tilbury is waiting until June 17 to open. They are starting the season with Tom & Jerry.

"The time has finally come, our 2021 season starts in 10 DAYS," they posted on June 7.

Port Hope Drive-in also seems to be holding off for this weekend and has shows listed for June 18 to 20.

Prince Edward County's Mustang Drive-in is waiting a bit longer and plans to open June 24.

"It's a short season so we can't wait to make the most of it with yas!" they posted on June 7. "Closing to the public Sept. 5, but boy-oh-boy do we have some fun planned for the summer."

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