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Safety Standards: Drive-In Movie Theaters

Phase III sector specific COVID-19 safety standards for Drive-In Movie Theaters are issued to provide Drive-Ins with instructions to help protect against the spread of COVID-19 as in-person services resume. UPDATED: July 6, 2020

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Key Documents for Reopening

Workplace Safety Standards - Complete and official sector-specific standards for reopening drive-in movie theaters (all workplaces must also comply with the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces)

Vehicles

Capacity must be reduced to allow for adequate distancing between cars.

Customers must remain in their vehicles at all times, except when purchasing concessions or using the restroom facilities.

Concessions and Payments

Concessions may allow dine-in services but must follow restaurant guidance issued as part of the Commonwealth’s ReOpening Plan.

Concession stand lines must have markers to ensure social distancing.

Remote payment should be used when possible.

Restrooms

Lines must have markers to ensure distancing.

Facilities should be cleaned frequently to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Uses

Drive-In Theaters are not restricted in what they show and may show content in addition to movies (e.g., pre-recorded concerts, graduation ceremonies, etc.)

Live performances must follow the rules for performers in the Theaters and Performance Venues guidance located on the Reopening Website, including distance between performers and between performers and audience members

Last updated: July 6, 2020
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