Bangor Drive-In Closes For The Season
The Bangor Drive-In has closed their gates after a season like none other.
It's a wrap. The Bangor Drive-In called it a season as of Nov. 30, according to a Facebook announcement. The statement read: "The management and staff of the Bangor Drive-In would like to thank all of our patrons for a wonderful season of movies under the stars!"
The Drive-In opened in May after the movie theater was included in Gov. Mills plan to re-open Maine's economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health emergency made for a unique season for the theater. With Hollywood unable to release many big summertime blockbusters, the double features shown ranged from throwback films, to recent releases prior to the pandemic shutdowns.
With every concert on the schedule at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion postponed or canceled, the drive-in became an unlikely music venue. The theater hosted three virtual concerts featuring Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Metallica. Tickets to the shows were sold per-car or truck. Kane Brown also performed a drive-in concert, however the show was hosted by the Skowhegan Drive-In.
The Bangor Drive-In, located on Hammond Street in Hermon, reopened in 2015 after a nearly 30-year hiatus.