The sun is setting, the radio is tuned, and it's time for the movie to begin. The magic of drive-in theaters is something you need to experience to understand. While they may be less common than they once were, these nostalgic attractions are making a comeback.
Today, you can find new and renovated drive-in theaters from coast to coast. There are even some drive-in venues located close to our RV resorts and campgrounds. On your next trip, plan an evening to take a step back in time with a movie at the drive-in!
Is there anything more enticing than a desert drive-in? Situated in the sunny Phoenix suburb of Glendale, West Wind Drive-in is a great place to catch the latest flicks. As a bonus, you can also watch the colorful sunset while enjoying the film!
San Luis Obispo, CA
Speaking of sunsets, you can catch a movie and a show in the sky at the Sunset Drive-in. Nestled near the Pacific Ocean in San Luis Obispo, Sunset Drive-in offers an old-school California experience. It's also happens to be close to wine country in Paso Robles!
Dade City, FL
Florida is home to many drive-in theaters. In an interesting twist though, these drive-ins are often paired with flea markets and swap shops. Find both when you visit the Joy-Lan Drive-in and Swap Shop in Dade City.
Staying close to Orlando? Take an evening and enjoy a film at the Silver Moon Drive-in Theatre. Located just four miles west of downtown Lakeland, Silver Moon is a great spot for a movie.
If you're heading north for your vacation, be sure to visit the Saco Drive-in Theater near Old Orchard Beach in Maine. First opened in 1939, the Saco Drive-in is a historic institution. It's also an ideal place to relax after a busy day at the beach.
South Wellfleet, MA
While Cape Cod once had several drive-in theaters, now only one remains. Wellfleet Cinemas is just a few miles north of Orleans and offers drive-in showings of new and old films. Selections from the Provincetown Film Festival are also shown at this cinema.
Michigan is known for the Great Lakes, but it's also known for its long history of making automobiles. You can celebrate that history as you enjoy a screening at the Getty Drive-in in Muskegon.
Our recommendation? Spend the day along Lake Michigan at Muskegon State Park before catching a flick.
Enjoy nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then relax with a film at the Parkway Drive-in Theatre. This cinema is in Maryville, Tennessee, just a short drive from Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge.
New Braunfels, TX
Drive-in theaters are a part of Texas in the same way that Broadway is a part of New York. During your next Hill Country getaway, you can enjoy the old school charm at the Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theatre in New Braunfels, featuring new releases and old favorites!
Wrapping up our list is a favorite near Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. A short drive to the nearby town of Chardon will bring you to the Mayfield Road Drive-in Theatre. Get some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show!
Next time you want to experience an all-American activity, head to one of these drive-in theaters. With cinemas near our resorts and campgrounds, you'll never be short on fun. Give this post a share with your travel buddy and start planning a trip today!