Times are changin’ and drive-in movies are now, again, a hot ticket.

Drive-in movie theaters around Colorado are opening later than usual this season due to COVID-19. But the demand, it seems, is as high as ever.

As entertainment options, and opportunities to leave home, run scarce, drive-in movies give people something to do. And this option is, as always, social distancing approved.

Denver Mart Drive In is opening Friday with a “Trolls” double feature. The theater off Interstate 25 will have a few changes in place.

As entertainment options, and opportunities to leave home, run scarce, drive-in movies give people something to do. And this option is, as always, social distancing approved.

Denver Mart Drive In is opening Friday with a “Trolls” double feature. The theater off Interstate 25 will have a few changes in place.

The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Minturn, just outside of Vail, has old-school showings of “Grease,” “The Goonies” and “Back to the Future” on the schedule.

Not all of the state’s nine drive-ins have opened. The owners of Pueblo’s Mesa Drive In are still trying to figure out ways to operate safely, they said on Facebook. The 88 Drive-In Theatre in Commerce City is prohibited from opening, according to orders from the Tri-County Health Department.

Others that are open include The Best Western Movie Manor, a Monte Vista motel with an attached drive-in theater, the Tru Vu Drive-In in Delta, the Star Drive-In in Montrose and the Comanche Drive-In in Buena Vista.

Comanche Drive-In will be showing “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” at dusk Friday through Monday. The theater is open only to Chaffee County residents until at least June 1.

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