Onerous Rock Stadium in St John is revising the typology of drive-in motion pictures Information
Rendering of Hard Rock – via St John Herald.
“It is a fundamental human need to physically experience and celebrate events and experiences together, and we try to provide options for everyone where they can safely be socially distant and socially present at the same time.” – The St John Herald
The Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to change our daily lives, is causing a soccer franchise to rethink a classic from the 1950s: the drive-in cinema. The functioning of your standard cineplex today is not conducive to maintaining the various social distancing guidelines. However, the classic model of the drive-in, which became popular with the advent of the automobile in the 1940s and 1960s, allows safe distancing by not sacrificing the desire to see the latest movies on the market. Hard Rock claims to be able to accommodate up to 230 cars with toilets and concession stations. An open air theater would also be available on the outside of the stadium.
A date has not yet been published as to when or whether this proposal will be implemented. Only a handful of renders show what could be. Still, Hard Rock begs the question of whether returning to this classic style of movie experience can temporarily bring a sense of normalcy back into everyday life.