Frontline Drive-In entertains residents over the weekend in Monroe

Part of proceeds goes towards buying PPE for NELA frontline workers
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 2:25 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - People came out to the Frontline Drive-In theater to enjoy some movie classics. A percentage of the proceeds collected goes to buying PPE for northeast Louisiana frontline workers.

Sunday marked the first time Bethany Savage and Jacob White experienced a drive-in theater.

“We have never been, so this is like pretty cool,” Savage said.

“You can’t ever do this,” White added.

The Robinson Family also took advantage of the experience as well. “We’re having a family night. Having a blast. Everything’s great,” Amanda Robinson said. While it wasn’t her first time, “The kids have never been to a drive-in, so they’re enjoying it thoroughly.”

Stephen Carroll brought in the Frontline Drive-In movie theater as a fundraiser to buy personal protective equipment for frontline workers in Northeast Louisiana, so 25 percent of the proceeds goes towards that cause.

“Massive demand for PPE has put a big strain on some of the companies that are able to send it out and then you have people that can’t necessarily get a hold of it,” Carroll said.

Carroll also said this a great time for everyone on the frontline to take a step back and relax, especially frontline workers.

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“They really haven’t had a break since all this started, and that’s what I’m trying to do. Is bring a little reprieve back to our frontline workers who really need some R&R at this point in time, because they haven’t had a break,” Carroll said. “They’ve been running nonstop.”

The next weekend of movies is August 14-15 at 1101 Louisville Avenue. To get tickets, you can click here.

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