Drive-In is Now Open
Update by an edhat reader
I received this email from the West-Wind Drive In theatre in Goleta titled, "Help us Reopen the Santa Barbara Drive-In:"
"Thanks for all the emails encouraging us to reopen the Santa Barbara Drive-In. We love the idea and want to make it happen, but we need your help!
The Santa Barbara Public Health Department requires all movie theaters, including Drive-in’s, to remain closed during the shelter-in-place orders. Santa Barbara is the only county treating movie theaters and Drive-in’s as the same. In fact, some counties never closed their Drive-in’s because they believe it was a safe activity. Over the last few weeks, the remaining California Drive-In’s have reopened or have been authorized to reopen except for the Santa Barbara Drive-in. Like you, we believe it should be reopened, so that we can provide a safe activity for local residents.
If you would like to help reopen the Drive-In, please send an email to County Supervisor Gregg Hart at [email protected] asking him to allow the Santa Barbara Drive-In to reopen like other California Drive-In’s have been permitted to reopen.
Thanks for your help. We hope to see you soon at the Santa Barbara Drive-In!"
Has there been any interest in purchasing the old drive-in movie theater in Goleta? This would be a perfect time to show movies there again.