Sign of the times? Hawaii to see return of drive-in movie theater

Sign of the times? Hawaii to see return of drive-in movie theater
Viewers in parked cars watch the animated film "Onward" at the Paramount Drive-In Theatres, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Paramount, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Source: Chris Pizzello)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The nostalgic drive-in movie theaters are slowly returning across the country as social distancing becomes a new norm due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Hawaii, organizers are taking it a step further by holding drive-in screenings while helping struggling businesses.

The first showing on Wednesday night will be a small screening in Kailua, limited to 16 cars.

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Organizers will transform Pali Lanes into a movie theater. All proceeds will go towards the bowling alley, which has been a fixture in Kailua since the 1960s.

They plan on expanding after the Wednesday showing.

This week’s movie will be the comedy “Dodgeball.”

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