10 Places You Can Still Catch a Drive-In Movie

Cruise over to one of these retro spots, where you can enjoy the night’s double feature under an open sky.

  • Brigitt Hauck

Though most drive-in theaters have gone the way of the dinosaurs, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has handpicked a few gems still sprinkled around the country where you can capture the nostalgia of summers past. Pick a parking spot and settle in for a summer flick complete with fresh air and a sky full of stars.

 

1. The Skyway Drive-In Theatre

Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Movie-goers can stock up on foot-long hot dogs, candy, and ice cream before settling in to enjoy vintage cartoon previews and a double feature.

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-11, and free for children younger than 5.

 

2. Swan Drive-In

Blue Ridge, Georgia

One of only four drive-in theaters still operating in Georgia, this family-friendly spot shows first-run movies and features an extensive menu of concessions, including hamburgers, deep-fried oreos, and popcorn.

Admission: $7 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4-11, and free for children younger than 3.

 

3. Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatres

Lubbock, Texas

With three screens each playing a separate double feature and a cafe, this drive-in operates year-round.

Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-11, and free for children younger than 3.

 

4. Highway 21 Drive-In

Beaufort, South Carolina

Each night, this two-screen theater offers four movies on newly-updated digital projectors.

Admission: $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5-12, and free for children younger than 4.

 

5. Coyote Drive-In

Forth Worth, Texas

This modern-day drive-in—which opened in 2011—shows double features on three different screens, has food and live music at its canteen, and occasionally boasts a lineup of local food trucks.

Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for kids ages 4-10, and free for children younger than 3.

 

6. Saco Drive-In  

Saco, Maine

The 75-year-old institution, which offers a variety of lawn games before the double feature begins, is the second oldest drive-in still in operation.

Admission: $15 per car (up to 3 people), $20 per car (more than 4 people).

 

7. Hulls Drive-In

Lexington, Virginia

In addition to a nightly double feature and concessions, guests of this 1950s theater can also attend concerts, seasonal festivals, and more. The property can be rented out for private events, too. Admission: $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5-11, and free for children younger than 4.

 

8. Starlite Drive-In  

Wichita, Kansas

Thanks to a digital projection system, movie-goers can enjoy high-quality films (often up to three movies each night) for a low price.

Admission: $9 for adults, $2 for kids ages 5-11, and free for children younger than 4.

 

9. Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

This treasured summer spot boasts an entire complex (complete with a flea market, a mini golf course, and a bar and grill) for guests to enjoy before settling in for the show.

Admission: $9 for adults ages 12-61, $6 for seniors over 62 and children ages 4-11, and free for children younger than 3. 

 

10. Sunset Drive-In

San Luis Obispo, California

Catch a range of first-run flicks at this charming 1950s drive-in.

Admission: $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-11, and free for children younger than 4.