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Would you attend a drive-in movie in Corpus Christi?

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 22:21:44-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Drive-in movies are making a comeback across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a local concert venue maybe about to jump on the bandwagon.

The Concrete Street Amphitheater hints at the possibility of an upcoming drive-in here in a Facebook post that was released on Tuesday. A picture of a couple watching a performance while propped up in a flatbed truck was shown.

The message was simple: "Soon."

Peoples Restaurant & Lounge near Annaville began hosting drive-in movies in its parking lot in April, and is featuring "Home Alone" at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Beginning this month, Walmart will turn 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, allowing families to gather and watch movies in a contact-free manner not available in typical theaters.

Walmart hasn't yet announced plans for these movies near the Coastal Bend.

More than 350,000 Garth Brooks fans packed 300 drive-in theaters across North America on June 2 to watch a concert. In two hours, more than 50,000 tickets were sold for the event.

Is this return to the 1970s and 1980s the kind of entertainment that would be exciting to residents of the Coastal Bend?

Do you think local residents would flock to a drive-in movie if it was offered?