Outdoor Screenings During the Pandemic

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Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Drive-In Movies at places like Portland's Zidell Yards and Newberg's 99W are making a comeback during the pandemic, as S.W. Conser reports on Words and Pictures
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Drive-In Movies at places like Portland's Zidell Yards and Newberg's 99W are making a comeback during the pandemic, as S.W. Conser reports on Words and Pictures
Cinemas around the Pacific Northwest are adapting to the coronavirus quarantine by screening movies outside

 

Drive-In Theaters had become a relic of 20th century America.  That is, until the novel coronavirus closed down cinemas across the country.  Now, venerable drive-in theaters such as Newberg's 99W are thriving, while art cinemas are bringing their screenings outside.

Amy Theberge introduces us to the Northwest Film Center's Cinema Unbound drive-in series at the Zidell Yards in Portland's south waterfront.  Then, we visit with Brian Francis, the third-generation owner of Newberg's 99W Drive-In.  Finally, we get a history lesson about outdoor screenings from Thomas Phillipson and Nick Bruno.

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