Las Vegas, NM – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has blocked the reopening of a drive-in movie theater despite city officials believing they had the “go-ahead.”
Governor Grisham’s office shut down plans to reopen the Fort Union Drive-In Movie Theater in Las Vegas, amid the COVID-19 pandemic on May 14th. According to Las Vegas Mayor Louie Trujillo, the Governor’s office would treat the theater that only has drive-up screens just like any movie theatre, despite it being drastically different.
And that is just what Governor Grisham’s office did. The San Miguel County Emergency Management Department was contacted by the Governor’s office a day before the scheduled reopening with the news – you can’t reopen.
Those who helped plan the safe, socially distanced re-opening were upset by the Governor’s decision. One person who planned on attending the double feature of “Trolls World Tour” and “Doolittle” on May 15 voiced their frustration. “This is unbelievable! Close the drive-ins? What a joke! You can’t get more socially distanced! That was the entire purpose of reopening this drive-in.”
The drive-in currently plans to reopen sometime in June.