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Missing movie theaters in COVID-19 quarantine? Fill up the car and head to these drive-ins

The country is starting to open up after months of lockdown, yet social distancing and sanitary precautions are still important as ever. And although theater chains like AMC are gearing up to return in July, taking in a drive-in movie may sound appealing, especially for families.

Drive-in movie theaters have the advantages of in-person viewing while staying in the comfort, privacy and safety of your own vehicle. Social distancing is built-in, as cars are often parked six or more feet away from each other, and proper COVID-19 protocols make it easier to have fun yet stay safe.

We’ve put together a list of old and newly converted drive-ins across the country for you to check out. Scroll through to see if there’s one near you:

A user’s guide to drive-in movie theaters:  Staying safe and having fun

East Coast

Fingerlakes Drive-In, Auburn, New York

Fingerlakes Drive-In in Auburn, New York, promotes hand hygiene right at the entrance.
Fingerlakes Drive-In in Auburn, New York,
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Lucid Will Finally Show Off Production Air Electric Vehicle on September 9

From Car and Driver

The coronavirus pandemic has delayed more than a few vehicle unveilings. With nearly all the auto shows of the year already canceled, automakers are figuring out how to make the best of a weird situation. Lucid for its part was planning on showing off its first vehicle at the New York auto show in April. But in a post-auto show world, the electric vehicle startup has announced it’ll show off the production version of the Lucid Air online on September 9.

Lucid is pitting the Air mostly against German sedans as a luxury vehicle that happens to be electric. Regardless of what it’s aiming for, the Tesla Model S will likely be what it is judged against when it comes to market. It’ll be capable of a range over 400 miles which is something that Tesla just announced its Model S Long Range Plus is currently

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Car-buying in the coronavirus era is moving online, but traditional dealerships aren’t going away any time soon

A car buyer shops for a vehicle in New Jersey after the state began to re-open.
A car buyer shops for a vehicle in New Jersey after the state began to re-open.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered car dealers’ showrooms nationwide and compelled automakers and dealerships to pursue online transactions.

  • The auto industry has experimented with no-dealership deals for years, but progress has been halting, even as some digitally savvy consumers ask why they can’t buy cars the same way they buy many other things.

  • Some consumers have discovered that an all-digital transaction is not only possible, but preferable.

  • But Jeremy Anspach, CEO of PureCars, an information resource for dealers, said that the traditional dealership model isn’t going to be wiped out by COVID-19, but it might be modified.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Jeffery Cecchini is no stranger to buying and leasing cars.

The Oregon native has done, by his own account, 12 deals in 12 years. He is, in

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School buses visit the homes of 700 students for mini graduation ceremonies

Bridgewater-Raritan High School organized a traveling graduation ceremony for senior students. (Photo: Courtesy of Bridgewater-Raritan High School)
Bridgewater-Raritan High School organized a traveling graduation ceremony for senior students. (Photo: Courtesy of Bridgewater-Raritan High School)

Seven hundred senior students received their high school diplomas from traveling buses that stopped at each of their homes so teachers could award diplomas.

Staff at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey recruited eight buses for the mobile graduation, a safer way to celebrate in the coronavirus pandemic. Over a four-day period this week, each vehicle made an estimated 26 stops per day, spending a few minutes with each student at his or her home, minding social distance.

The hope, says assistant principal Michael Godown, was to make personal connections with students who hadn’t been in school since the middle of March, when classes went online. “It was wonderful and the feedback we got, was that it was better than a traditional graduation ceremony,” he tells Yahoo Life.

Beforehand, buses drove around Bridgewater

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