Even with the virus in our midst, we have something we can look forward to. It’s almost time for the seasonal opening of the Long Drive In. Located near Long Prairie in central MN it’s a favorite for many. They’ve been a favorite summer destination for central MN since opening in 1956.
The 2020 opening has just been announced. They plan to open Memorial Weekend IF the weather cooperates. The prices are great, the fun is free and the venue is like stepping back in time.
There will be changes in place this season, we ALL knew that was likely going to happen. Some of the changes that have been announced include:
* Cars spaced 6 feet apart. We are adding posts to avoid any parking confusion. Our lot will be expanding to include grassy area in back as well as camping area to accommodate more vehicles. (Camping is not allowed until further notice from the state)
* Movies must be watched from inside vehicles. (More clarification coming on that)
* Concessions will be limited for first weekend as we work through new systems to avoid lines. We will post our limited menu online prior to opening. Plexiglass has been installed inside concession to separate lobby area from back of counter. Staff will use hand sanitizer between each customer.
* Additional portable restrooms are being permanently installed to avoid lines to bathroom and those will be cleaned every 30 minutes as per CDC guidelines.
Opening Weekend is dependent on the weather. Check their FB page for updates and to confirm… especially if you are traveling any sort of distance.
A little more information about the Long Drive-In
Welcome to The Long Drive-In Theatre! We have been a favorite summer destination for central MN since opening in 1956. Generations of theater-goers have had the opportunity to enjoy movies under the stars from the comfort of their car, lawn chair, or blanket.
Enter the Drive-In before nightfall to ensure you catch entire movie. 2nd movie follows the first after a brief intermission for snacks. Please see “movies & menu” tab for concession prices. We do NOT close due to rain.