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What Good Is Sitting Alone In Your Room? Come To The (Drive-In) CarBaret!


by Mia Estrada 22 May 2020

Every day on Art&Seek, we’re talking to people who have tips for art experiences during the era of social distancing.  Share yours with us on Facebook, Instagram, or @artandseek on Twitter. Click above to listen to Reid Robinson, organizer of CarBaret, share his tip with KERA’s Nilufer Arsala. 

Photo: Reid Robinson

As movie theater’s across the nation are closed, drive-in theaters are making their way back to the present. The large outdoor movie screen and the comfort of being in one’s vehicle are proving to be a reassuring relief during a time of social distancing.

Reid Robinson, organizer of CarBaret, came up with the idea of starting a Friday and Saturday night drive-in theater at his Richardson bar, Brizo

CarBaret happens this Friday and Saturday night. RSVP on the CarBaret Facebook page. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks went to Carbaret. Read his account.

“I was thinking about cars, the Gemini drive-in theater and entertainment and that’s when the idea of CarBaret popped into my head,” Robinson said. “It’s kind of drive-in movie and vaudeville show experience.”

Granted concession stands are not the same as they once were, accommodations are being made by organizers with a curbside service to fit the current consequences of COVID-19. Everything from burgers, grilled cheese, fries, popcorn, and drinks are served from the Brizo kitchen and bar.

Carbaret. Photo: Reid Robinson

“Guests tune into a micro-broadcast on their car or transistor radio,” Robinson said. “We also have full car-hop service delivered to the safety of your car.”

From a distance, live music, DJing, and video mixes are played before the movie screening. Musical guests such as Punktronica, Paul Slavens, and ishi have played for guests. At the May 9 show, ishi live-streamed their performance on Facebook Live.

I'll be performing live with @disco_tx tonight! Stream my set on Ishi's FB Live & Instagram live. 8pm showtime! Venmo: John-Mudd

Posted by ishi on Saturday, May 9, 2020

Parking is limited to 40 spaces and will go quickly. Brizo or CarBaret post a link to RSVP on their Facebook.

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