The Northern Nights movie theater in Petersburg has been closed down for months because of the pandemic. Manager, Cyndy Fry, says they had plans to try to restart the theater with social distance seating. However, they have been unable to get new releases from production sites and there is no timeline on when they can reopen.
But residents can still watch movies on the big screen—at least from their cars. A drive-in movie theater run by the Lighthouse Assembly of God church has been showing movies every Friday and Saturday nights.
Nathan Lopez is the pastor of the church. He came up with the idea for a drive in about five years ago but jumped into action last spring when Northern Nights Theater shut down. The church had regular showings until it got too light out in the summer. Then they started movies back up this fall.
Lopez spoke with KFSK’s Angela Denning:
The drive-in happens every Friday and Saturday night in the church’s parking lot. The movies change every week and are free. They do sell concessions like popcorn, candy and soda pop.
Movies this weekend:
Friday–Klaus at 6 p.m.; Christmas Carol with Jim Carey at 8 p.m.
Saturday–Santa Clause 1 at 6 p.m.; Santa Clause 2 at 8 p.m.