The Douglas County (NE) Board gave unanimous approval yesterday to a new drive-in theater northwest of Omaha. The Quasar is the brainchild of Jeff and Jennifer Karls, who said they hope to have it open by Memorial Day 2019.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, the drive-in will have room for about 400 cars watching a single 50-by-100-foot screen. Original plans called for a second screen, but that was shelved after the couple met with opponent Keith Hoffman, whose farm is nearby.
The Karlses told WOWT, Omaha’s News Leader, that the plot of land is perfect because they wanted “country dark, country quiet.” It’s so quiet that the main road to the drive-in is still unpaved, which the couple said they might help fix later.
“It’s been nearly a year since we bought the land, and we’ve been going through this process since the week after we closed. It’s exciting to be able to move forward now,” Jeff said.
A lot of drive-ins have been qualifying for popular movies by shifting them to a second screen after a couple of weeks, still satisfying the contractual minimum. I hope that the Quasar will be able to add that in the future, but for now, it’s just great to hear about another drive-in on its way!