I think it's safe to say drive-in movie theaters have made a major comeback in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, and that is exactly why Rockford is jumping on the chance to get a part of the action.

The Belvidere Park District has hosted two drive-in movie nights at Sunstrand Park this month, and both of them were massive successes, so why can't Rockford do it too?Well, we can...IF the Rockford City Council gives the final nod of approval at their meeting next week.

Mystateline.com reports Rockford's Code and Regulations Committee has already approved a drive-in movie night to be held in the parking lot of the former Magna grocery store (next to Don Carter Lanes), on East State St. on August 15th. The night's feature film has already been chosen, (A League of Their Own), all that's left is the final go ahead from the Rockford City Council.

I don't want to jinx anything, but I really feel like Council approval will be a shoe-in here. Rockfordians NEED some other safe options that allows them to get out of the house and have some fun. If we don't get the cooped-up crazy out of our systems now, it's going to be a LONG fall and winter ahead.

My fingers will be crossed until the City Council meeting next week...just in case.

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