Reopening of Sunset Barrie Drive-in delayed until Saturday, June 6

Online ticket problems to blame

The reopening of Sunset Barrie Drive-in Theatre has been pushed back to Saturday. Issues have cropped up with online ticket purchases.

A message on the theatre’s movie hotline indicates the drive-in will begin its season on Saturday, June 6 and will operate seven days a week. Tickets to shows must be purchased in advance through Sunset Drive-In’s website.

The theatre’s first run of shows includes the double-bill screening of Trolls: World Tour and E.T., as well as Bad Boys for Live and The Wretched on a separate screen, with Invisible Man and The Hunt playing on a third screen.

To allow for physical distancing, the drive-in will only be at 50 per cent capacity. There will be strict protocol around sanitizing all washrooms including portable ones that have been brought on site.

Concession stands will not be open. Operators of the drive-in are hoping the province will revisit that decision.

The Ontario government announced last Saturday that drive-in theatres that were already in existence would be allowed to reopen “with restrictions” on Sunday, May 31. Drive-ins had been closed to try and curb the spread of COVID-19.

Sunset Barrie Drive-in has three movie screens and is located on Line 4 South in Oro-Medonte.