One entrepreneur has changed his business plans for this year because of the pandemic.
“Once Rock Fest was cancelled, I thought ‘What can I do with the property that would give people in the area something to do?” Varabioff told Global News.
“I saw that drive-ins were making a big comeback, so I started doing some research, and rather than having my property vacant for the year, I made an investment.”
Varabioff bought the property to host his rock music festival, but the festival was cancelled due to health regulations for COVID-19.
All the necessary equipment has been ordered and Varabioff says he will get his new permit on June 15th following a council meeting.
He’ set his prices at $25 per car for one movie or $40 for two movies.
“I’ve heard from Universal Studios, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers. I will be showing their movies,” said Varabioff.
As per running a drive-in movie theatre during the pandemic, Varabioff says he will be following all directives made by health officials.
Directives will include:
- Physical distancing between vehicles
- Touch-free hand washing and sanitizer stations
- Portable toilets will be cleaned and monitored by staff regularly
- 50-car limit
- Online-based ticket system
Varabioff has named his new venture Canada Rock Fest Drive-In and he expects to be open around Canada Day.