By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– As Ontario International Airport (ONT) strives to protect its workers and visitors from COVID-19, it has implemented a number of changes affecting virtually every facet of its services – from parking management to the onboarding process.
And this summer, the oft-used location for Hollywood hits will also be hosting free drive-in movies for families tired of streaming videos and binge-watching old sitcoms.
To start, frequent travelers have probably already seen that airlines have adapted their flight schedules. The airlines have reduced flight routes and adjusted schedules to allow for proper social distancing. For specific information about each airline, please check their respective websites or contact them directly with any inquires.
Parking and transportation at the airport has been reduced. Lots 3 and 5 are temporarily closed, and valet parking at both Terminals 2 and 4 are temporarily suspended.
Within the terminals, travelers should understand there is mandatory face covering for all customers, visitors, and employees. Visitors will find ample sanitizer stations throughout both secure and non-secure levels of the airport. Food vendors are open, and are now offering delivery direct to your gate with the At Your Gate app.
Further security measures are being implemented by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and its staff, a full list of which can be found on TSA website here.
Summer drive-in movie series
The airport has partnered with the City of Ontario and Street Food Cinema to offer a series of free drive-in movies, displayed on two 50-foot screens with digital sound fed directly into your vehicle via your FM radio. “Drive-In Movie Nights at Your Airport” will take place over three different nights through July at Lot 5 on the northeast corner of the airport property.
The series will feature “The Sandlot” on July 3, “Princess Bride” on July 17, and “Napoleon Dynamite” on July 31. Showtime for all four nights is 8:30 p.m. The movie series is designed to bring neighboring communities together while providing critically needed support to local food banks. To that end, movie-goers are encouraged to bring donations of canned or boxed food.
Movie-goers are asked to reserve their spot via Eventbrite. Food will be available for sale from several vendors, including Poutine Brothers, the Grilled Cheese Truck, After’s Ice Cream and My Delight Cupcakery.