61 Drive In Theater Hopes to Open Soon
There are three sure signs of springtime in Iowa:
- The tulips bloom in Pella
- The eagles nesting in Decorah
- and the reopening of the 61 Drive In Theater in Maquoketa.
This Drive In movie theater first opened 70 years ago. The seasonal opening usually happens by late April, but was postponed this year due to the coronavirus.
As the state of Iowa carefully reopens it businesses, a trip to the 61 Drive In Theater is one that checks all the boxes. It's affordable outdoor entertainment that allows for social gathering along with the safety of social distancing.
Many Maquoketa businesses are following a similar plan of slowly reopening, with local shops and restaurants each choosing their own best path by keeping their customers safety their highest priority.