With COVID-19 numbers increasing in parts of the country, many of us with kids (My Big Day and “Loveland Drive-In” employees included) are wondering what we can do to keep our families entertained outside of the house and how safe those activities really are. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated information about the risk level of various activities. We are pleased that drive-in shows continue to be listed as one of the safest activities for families this summer.
See our COVID-19 risk assessment for family activities list below!
(from “Covid 19 Risk Calculator,” ABC News, updated June 19, 2020)
The Loveland Drive-In abides by the CDC’s advice on their latest “Deciding to Go Out” information page (updated June 15, 2020):
There’s still time to join us for some low-risk family fun this summer! Tickets available HERE!
Summer is here and now, so is the Loveland Drive In Movie Theater!
This pop-up, family-friendly entertainment venue was born out of our (My Big Day’s) response to the Coronavirus. We wanted to build a safe entertainment option for families to take advantage of during our safer-at-home orders, while at the same time, support a deserving non-profit and local businesses that were impacted by all of the coronavirus closures. The pop-up Drive In fundraiser achieves both of these goals!
We are so excited about this summer opportunity, and we know you are too. We’ve come up with a few ideas to make your family’s trip to our Drive In safe, successful, and fun!
First off – planning ahead will ensure that your family has fun. Because we are operating during a time of social distancing, pre-planning and organization MUST include thoughts of safety. Our safety guidelines are spelled out on our website here within our Code of Conduct: https://www.lovelanddrivein.com/code-of-conduct.html Please make sure you read through this before your show.
Tips for more fun at the Drive-In Movies!
Here are a few more tips that we have compiled to help ensure that you and your family are comfortable and have as much fun as possible.
1. Arrive early to grab the “perfect” spot.
Our team will be helping to direct traffic to their assigned spots. Arriving early will ensure that you won’t be stuck in a long line of cars, and you’ll be placed closer to the big screen. The Loveland Drive In will allow entry 45 minutes before the movie call time.
MBD Pro-Tip: Most Drive-Ins are requiring that you purchase your tickets online in advance. This is our policy, and it helps us restrict capacity to provide for safe social distance between cars.
2. Consider bringing your own portable radio and extra batteries.
We are encouraging attendees to turn their cars off during the movie – for environmental and safety reasons. While you can broadcast your sound through your car’s radio, you can avoid the possibility of running down your car’s battery by using a portable radio that runs on batteries.
This will be an ever better alternative if you should choose to set up chairs in your pick-up bed or in front of your vehicle.
3. Bring body essentials.
Don’t forget to pack the bug spray, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Our experience is different because we can show movies during the day. However, due to the nature of this activity – you will be out, exposed in the sun. Don’t forget to lather up with the sunscreen so you don’t leave with a nasty burn!
4. Satisfy your hunger!
We encourage you to bring money and have your phone ready so that you can order some tasty treats from our food and beverage vendors on site. Some proceeds from food sales will also be benefiting our non-profit, Thompson Education Foundation.
You may also bring food with you. Please make sure that you follow our food/beverage guidelines if you choose to bring your own treats.
MBD Pro Tip: Check out our vendor partners listed for each showing. They will have links that you can use to order food online. Review their menus before you arrive so you can plan ahead.
5. Wear appropriate and comfy clothes.
There will be limited shade, and you will be sitting in a parking lot for the duration of the movie. Make sure you are wearing comfortable, seasonally appropriate clothing.
Also – don’t forget, even summer evenings can get chilly in Colordao! If you are attending the late show, you might want to pack a jacket or some blankets.
6. Comfortable seating options.
We know some of you will watch the movies from the comfort of your car, but we also encourage you to pack camping chairs, mats, pillows, and blankets.
7. Have a bathroom plan.
There will be bathroom facilities available on site. However, we also know that some may not be comfortable using public restrooms at this time. Planning ahead, and trying to go before you arrive can lessen your chances of having to use the public restroom during the event.
We want to assure all participants that the public facilities will be routinely cleaned throughout the day. Packing extra hand sanitizer and wipes aren’t a bad idea either.
8. Relax and have fun!
We are so excited to bring this fun event to all Northern Colorado families! This event is designed to encourage fun and bonding for families. Relax, enjoy, and have fun at the movies!
Health & Safety Reminders
My Big Day wants this to be a fun and memorable event for you and your family, and therefore, your safety is of utmost importance to us. The Loveland Drive-In was built around all state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. While we are keeping up to date on all law changes and how they affect events, we kindly ask that you follow all guidelines and event rules, so that everyone can have a healthy, safe, and enjoyable time. If you are unsure of the local health and safety guidelines, please visit:
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