Epic Theater’s new drive-in theater

Enjoy a movie in the comfort of your car and practice social distancing


Meredyth Rennaker

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak influence on businesses being open, companies switched to alternatives to still serve their customers. Fast food restaurants switched to only drive-thru, sit-down restaurants switched to takeout or delivery, grocery stores are offering delivery to their customers, and to bring light to the situation, drive-in theaters are taking place!

Whether it is due to a pandemic or not, a drive-in theater is a flashback to the past. Sitting in your car watching hit movies follows the practice of social distancing while allowing fun for the whole family. There are usually two movies shown each night, but the times vary.

Back to the Future: Part II – The sequel to Back to the Future, shows main characters, Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown comes back from saving Marty’s future son from disaster, but find that their time is transformed. McFly’s nemesis profited in this transformed time, and the secret to his success is a sports almanac from the future. Therefore, McFly and Brown go on a quest to fix and restore the space-time continuum. The movie is rated PG and allowed for the whole family to watch! It was shown on Apr. 4 and 7.

The Shining– This 1980 psychological horror film is about a man named Jack Torrance who becomes a winter caretaker and moves, his wife, and his son at the Overlook Hotel, which is isolated in Colorado, hoping to cure his writers block. Torrance’s son is plagued by psychic premonitions, and as his visions become more disturbing and Jack’s writer block is still taking place, Jack discovers the Overlook Hotel’s dark secrets. He becomes a homicidal maniac who starts terrorizing his family. This movie is rated R but is one of the most well-known horror movies. It was shown on Apr. 5 and 8.

Dolittle– This is the new 2020 version of Dr. Dolittle, with Robert Downy Jr. as the famous Dr. Dolittle. Dolittle hides himself in his lush manor in 19th century England, with his only companionship is exotic animals. That all changes when Queen Victoria becomes ill, and Dr. Dolittle and his animals embark on a journey to a mythical island to find a cure to the Queen’s illness. This film is fun for family movie night with its rating of PG! It was shown on Apr. 5.

Shrek– The beloved movie of Shrek is being played at the drive-in theater. Shrek is an ogre who lives in a swamp far away from anyone and anything, which is perfect for him since he likes to have his peace. All that changes when fairytale characters invade his swamp, after being banished by Lord Farquaad. To save his swamp, Shrek makes a deal with Lord Farquaad to save Princess Fiona and bring her back to be Farquaad’s bride. Unbeknown to him, Princess Fiona has a deep secret. This animated film is rated PG and is also a great candidate for family movie night. It is being shown on Apr.6.

The Invisible Man– This film is a 2020 science fiction horror about an abusive, yet wealthy scientist who dies after an apparent suicide, and his ex-girlfriend is led to believe that he is stalking her. After believing that he had acquired the ability to become invisible, the police refuse to believe her story. Elizabeth Moss, playing the main character, decides to take matters into her own hands. The Invisible Man is a great movie for horror film fans and is rated R. It is being shown on Apr. 6.

More movies are going to be announced during the month, and day by day. To buy your tickets, going online to   https://www.epictheatres.com/location/west-volusia.