Some movies are best enjoyed on a big screen, but the pandemic temporarily shuttered thousands of theaters across the country.
One silver lining for the silver screen? Drive-in theaters.
Even as indoor theaters open up again, the outdoor theaters remain popular with folks who aren’t ready to congregate inside and want to soak up the last bit of summer.
This very strange summer has breathed new life into a shrinking ecosystem of outdoor screens, and a new generation of moviegoers experienced the magic of watching new flicks and old favorites outside.
On Friday, two film fanatics talked with MPR News about the magic drive-in movies and suggest titles to add to your must-see lists.
Aisha Harris is a co-host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour.
Alissa Wilkinson is a film critic and culture reporter for Vox.com.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.
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