Turn up the nostalgia this summer, and take the family to an old-school drive-in movie. Drive-in theaters are making a comeback—in a major way. Whether you’re on a road trip getaway, visiting family on a summer vacation or spending a stay-cation at home, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate list of drive-in theaters across the United States. Keep reading to see them all.

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Alaska

Pop-Up Drive-In Movie, Palmer, AK

Unlike other drive-ins, this is a pop-up version—located on the Alaska State Fairgrounds! 

Arkansas

112 Drive In, Fayetteville, AK

Kenda Drive-In Theater, Marshall, AK

Stone Drive-In, Mountain View, AK

California

Mission Tiki Drive-In, Montclair, CA 

Paramount Drive-In Theatres, Paramount, CA

South Bay Drive-In, San Diego, CA

Van Buren Drive-In, Riverside, CA

Vineland Drive-In, City of Industry, CA

West Wind Drive-In, Concord, Sacramento, San Jose and Santa Barbara, CA

Colorado

88 Drive-In Theatre, Commerce City, CO

Denver Mart Drive-In, Denver, CO 

Holiday Twin, Fort Collins, CO 

Mesa Drive-In, Pueblo, CO 

The Star Drive-In Theatre, Montrose, CO

Georgia

Jesup Drive-In, Jesup, GA 

Starlight Drive-In, Atlanta, GA

Swan Drive-In, Blue Ridge, GA 

Tiger Drive-In, Tiger, GA

Wilderness Theater, Trenton, GA

Idaho

Motor-Vu, Idaho Falls, ID

Spud Drive-In, Driggs, ID

Sunset Auto Vue, Grangeville, ID

Terrace Drive-In, Caldwell, ID

Teton-Vu, Rexburg, ID

Illinois

Drive 'N Theatre, Newton, IL

Harvest Moon Twin Drive In, Gibson City, IL

Midway Drive-In, Sterling, IL 

Route 66 Drive-In, Springfield, IL 

Skyview, Belleville, IL

Maryland

Bengies, Middle River, MD

Massachusetts

Leicester Drive-In, Leicester, MA

Mendon Twin, Mendon, MA

Northfield Drive-In, Northfield, MA

Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA

Michigan

5-Mile Drive-In, Dowagiac, MI

Capri Drive-In, Coldwater, MI

Ford Drive-In, Dearborn, MI

Hi-Way Drive-In, Carsonville, MI 

US 23 Drive-In Theater, Flint, MI

Minnesota

Elko Speedway, Elko New Market, MN

Long Prairie Drive-In, Long Prairie, MN

Sky-Vu Drive-In, Warren, MN

Star Lite Drive-In, Litchfield, MN

Verne Drive-In, Luverne, MN

Missouri

66 Drive-In, Carthage, MO

Barco Drive-In, Lamar, MO

Highway 19 Drive-In, Cuba, MO

Starlite Drive-In, Cadet, MO

Sunset Drive-In, Aurora, MO

New Hampshire

Milford Twin, Milford, NH

Northfield Drive-In, Hinsdale, NH

Weirs Drive-In, Laconia, NH

New Jersey

Boxcar Drive-In Movies, Various cities: Bixcar brings drive-in movies to cities across New Jersey, including Berkeley Heights, Blairstown, Franklin Lakes, Madison, Montville, Randolph, Springfield, Union and more.

Delsea Drive-In, Vineland, NJ

Oklahoma

Admiral Twin, Tulsa, OK 

Beacon Drive-In, Guthrie, OK 

Chief Drive-In, Ninnekah, OK

Tower Drive-In, Poteau, OK

Winchester Drive-In, Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon

99W Drive-In, Newberg, OR

Hi-Way Haven RV Park, Sutherlin, OR 

La Grande Movies, La Grande, OR 

M&F Drive-In, Milton-Freewater, OR 

Pennsylvania

Becky's Drive-In, Walnutport, PA

Carrolltown Hi-Way Drive-In, Carrolltown, PA

Dependable Drive-In, Moon Township, PA 

Erwin's Comet Drive-In, Connelsville, PA

Super 322 Drive-In, Clearfield, PA 

Utah

Basin Drive-In, Mount Pleasant, UT 

Echo Drive-In, Roosevelt, UT

Motor-Vu, Riverdale, UT

Redwood Drive-In, Salt Lake City, UT

Virginia

Central Drive-In, Norton, VA

Family Drive-In, Stephens City, VA

Hull's Drive-In, Lexington, VA

Park Place Drive-In, Marion, VA

Starlite Drive-In, Christiansburg, VA

Washington

Auto Vue Drive-In, Colville, WA

Blue Fox Drive-In, Oak Harbor, WA

Rodeo Triple Drive-In, Bremerton, WA

Skyline Drive-In, Shelton, WA

Wheel-In Motor Movie, Port Townsend, WA

West Virginia

Hilltop Drive-In, Chester, WV

Meadow Bridge Drive-In, Meadow Bridge, WV

Pipestream Drive-In, Athens, WV

Sunset Drive-In, Shinston, WV

Warner's Drive-In, Franklin, WV

Tribeca Drive-In

Tribeca Drive-In is coming to Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Seattle, Arlington, Texas and other select U.S. cities starting Jul. 2. Featuring a series of 30 films, look for classics such as The Wizard of Oz, nostalgic faves such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and a special Kids' Night with Spy Kids and Inside Out. Click here for info on ordering tickets.

photo: courtesy Door County Visitor Bureau

Tips & Tricks for the Drive-In Theater

To make the most out of your drive-in movie night, here are a few tips and tricks. 

Be sure to do these things before you arrive:

  • Go to the bathroom. With COVID and social distancing, public restrooms might not be open. 
  • Eat something healthy and/or bring your snacks: the snack bar will only have candy and treats, and it may not even be open due to COVID. 

Be sure to bring the following:

  • Cash for the snack bar.
  • Garbage bags for easy clean-up.
  • Sippy cups or cups with lids so the back seat doesn’t get sticky.
  • Coloring books, crayons, pens for pre-movie doldrums.
  • A board game the family can play if there’s a spot to spread a blanket.
  • Wipes (but you never leave home without those).

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—Erica Loop

 

 

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