Clint Howard with Charles Martin Smith in the LHHS cafeteria. Photo by Marc Goebel.

Drive-in theaters died off in the 1970s, but they’re making a comeback in the age of the coronavirus. Richardson’s new Brizo Carbaret in the Promenade Shopping Center will feature Lake Highlands cult classic “Cotton Candy” Friday and Saturday night.

Cotton Candy, directed by Ron Howard and starring his brother Clint, was filmed on the LHHS campus in 1978. Clint will introduce the film via Skype and share his memories.

Though this 2016 listed “6 Reasons Drive-In Theaters Are Never Coming Back,” the new Brizo is a perfect way to enjoy a show without getting cooties from the people around you. Cotton Candy will be broadcast over the FM dial straight to your car or transistor radio, and Brizo will have live music and refreshments for sale 1950s-style, including burgers, grilled cheese, popcorn, cotton candy and drinks delivered to your car. Outside food and drink are not permitted, and patrons are asked to remain in vehicles or sit in front of their car.

Parking spaces are $12 and available online here.

Oh, and here’s some info about how to enjoy a drive-in movie without draining your car battery.

Brizo is at 300 N. Coit Road #255 between Belt Line and Arapaho.

Ron Howard directs Charles Martin Smith and Clint Howard. Photo by Marc Goebel.