Drive-ins ensure that they will be ready

Even if they were taken by surprise by the announcement of the government, the owners of the five drive-ins of the province’s promise that they will be ready to host the Quebec safely as early as 29 may.

“It was not expected to reopen before the 19 June, but we are very glad to be able to do that three weeks earlier, welcomed the co-owner of the Ciné-Parc Orford, Francis Pradella. We will go into second gear in preparations to be ready for next Friday. ”

The minister of Culture, Nathalie Roy, stressed on Friday that the reopening of the drive-ins had to be done under certain conditions, such as the detachment physical. The playground will remain closed and the restaurants will have to provide a delivery service to cars.

“The idea of service for cars was not part of the sanitary measures proposed in our stimulus package, but we will adapt,” said Mr. Pradella.

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It now remains to be seen what movies the drive-ins will be able to present. Because of the pandemic, the hollywood studios have pushed back the release of several “blockbuster” summer.

“We’re going to have to be creative,” says Nicolas Vallier, the Ciné-Parc Belle Snow in the Laurentians. There will certainly not be new for the first few weeks, but it can be classics or movies that have come out recently. Since the arrival of the good weather, it receives about thirty calls a day from people who want to know if it is open then I am convinced that the public will be waiting for you. ”

The owner of Cinemas Guzzo, Vincent Guzzo, is also looking forward to the reopening.

“It is encouraging for us because it opens the door to a possible reopening of our rooms,” he said. If the ciné-parcs may operate according to the social distancing, the cinemas can do that too. ”

Mr. Guzzo hopes to be able to re-open its complex in the June 19 or June 26.

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