Photo essay: The drive-in sees a resurgence throughout the world

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As movie theaters, concert venues, museums, and the majority of large event spaces remain mostly closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, people are turning to a retro solution to continue experiencing arts and entertainment.

Drive-in movie theaters have made a comeback, but that’s not all. People are attending drive-in concerts, watching sporting events via drive-in gatherings, and even going to drive-by art shows. Big retailers like Walmart are buying into the trend; the chain is teaming up with Tribeca Enterprises to turn 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters from August to October. And while the drive-in is evocative of the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s, people are taking part in drive-in activities throughout the globe—sometimes using boats and bicycles for similar purposes—as seen in the photos below.

Take a look at how people are getting creative about absorbing their arts and culture in a socially distant group setting.

The opening night of Paris Plages “Le Cinema Sur L’Eau”, a free floating cinema at La Villette on July 18 in Paris, France. Thirty-eight Electric boats were installed on the Quai de Seine in compliance with social…

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