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Drive-in theater opening in Oro Valley this weekend

A new drive-in theater is opening in Oro Valley this weekend, where movie-watchers can stay in full compliance with CDC social-distancing guidelines.
Posted at 11:54 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:13:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new drive-in theater is opening in Oro Valley this weekend, where movie-watchers can stay in full compliance with CDC social distancing guidelines.

"El Toro Flicks" is opening in an empty lot in the Oro Valley Marketplace, which sits near the corner of Oracle and Tangerine Roads.

El Toro Flicks organizer Ramiro Bojorquez says the drive-in will be open Tuesday-Sunday after its grand opening this weekend until at least mid-June. He also said they're close to announcing a location in Tucson soon.

He says they're planning special event screenings as well, including Taco Tuesday with a taco truck on site, Throwback Thursday with older films screened and a frontline workers night, where workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic get a free screening.

Its first showings are coming this Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10. The first two features will be Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker on Saturday and Back To The Future on Sunday. "Doors" open for the screenings at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m., according to El Toro Flicks website.

Tickets are $22 per car, with an additional $8 in online ticketing fees. A pack of snacks for the car costs an additional $8. Click here for more information, or to buy tickets for this weekend's screenings.