The words portable and drive in theater don’t usually go together.
But that’s the strategy behind the Bear Drive-In Theater, slated to open in the coming weeks.
Owner Bob Weir has brought in shipping containers for the twin-screen theater, behind the Lowe’s off Route 7 in Bear.
In a way, the use of shipping containers is appropriate. After all, more than a few action movies these days feature shootouts and explosions at locations with shipping containers.
Pop-up drive-ins have been around for a while, thanks to innovations that include inflatable screens and the ability to transmit sound through FM radios.
Older people might remember the clunky hard-wired sound systems that were part of the drive-in experience.
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