Mobile Drive-In Movies: Ultimate in Social Distancing Entertainment
Friends, communities, colleagues can gather safely for a customized drive-in, or sit-in outdoor movie moment
March 24, 2020
In this era of isolation due to Covid-19 the prospect of meeting friends at a movie theater is a thing of the past, even if that past was … say… two weeks ago. But an Austin, Tx-based company, Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment (UOE), is helping cooped up communities and families find ways to entertain themselves outside while maintaining safe social distances during this difficult time. They are providing Drive-In Movies that come directly to customers wherever those customers may be.
These Mobile Drive-In Movies that come to you essentially reinvent the drive-in movie by making it mobile and customizing the product to fit the occasion. UOE has created the daytime drive-in as well with super bright, mobile LED screens that can be seen in full daylight. It is possible to come out from behind one’s computer and gather with friends and associates in an outdoor location, relax in place at a safe distance and watch a game, presentation or movie with a sense of refreshing fun.
“We were looking forward to releasing a full summer program of drive-in movies this year, but now UOE is more focused on the current issues at hand – helping communities find safe entertainment alternatives,” said Laura Landers, who is the owner of UOE and its drive-in division, Full Moon Drive-In. The drive-ins that can be setup anywhere that a customer wants to setup a drive-in movie night (and day) – we can make it happen. Having the ability to start movies well before sunset is something that traditional projection screens simply can’t do.”
The LED screens are completely weatherproof, so they can show movies rain or shine, day or night.
“Obviously people are doing a lot of things online and through virtual services, but a drive-in gives people a way to feel somewhat connected while still keeping safe distances. Some customers are even upgrading existing bookings from smaller screens to the larger Drive-In Movie Screens so they can still hold their events.”
UOE operates in some 20 major cities across 12 states, offering outdoor movies, LED screen rentals and photo booth rentals nationwide.