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The Best Drive-Ins In America

Lets Discover the magic of cinematic nostalgia with a journey through the best drive-in theaters in America. From coast to coast, these iconic outdoor venues offer more than just a movie night – they’re cultural landmarks, beloved by generations for their retro charm and timeless appeal. Join us as we explore the top destinations for experiencing the silver screen under the stars

Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth, Texas

The Coyote Drive-In over in Fort Worth is your go-to spot, open every day, rain or shine, with not just one, but four screens to catch the latest flicks. And hey, while you’re there, don’t miss out on grabbing some snacks from their concession stand – they even serve up beer and wine to really make it a party. 


From Oreo Popcorn to a footlong Corndog, they aim to please. Oh, and about your furry pals? Totally welcome to tag along! Plus, if you’re looking to host a bash or corporate event, they’ve got you covered with private event spaces. Talk about a night to remember!

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin, Texas

Alamo Drafthouse, known for its innovative movie experiences, hosts a unique screening of “Jaws” where you float on inner tubes at Lake Travis. It’s an annual treat that puts a spin on watching this classic thriller. And here’s the kicker: they even serve up drinks to ease those tense moments.

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So, imagine yourself, floating under the stars, sipping on your favorite beverage, and reliving the suspense of “Jaws.” Now that’s a night to remember!

Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater, Liberty Center, Ohio

Nestled in the owners’ backyard, this theater embodies the “if you build it, they will come” ethos. But here’s the kicker: it’s not just about the movies. They’ve decked out the space with free-to-play yard games like putt-putt, cornhole, and volleyball. So, while you’re waiting for the show to start, you can unleash your competitive side or just chill out with friends and family. It’s more than a movie night – it’s a full-on backyard entertainment experience!

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Here is one TripAdvisor user had to say about it: “Love the fact you can reserve your parking spot and take in your own snacks if you want. Things to do while you wait for the movie to start. Great time with family.”.

Malco Theatres, Memphis, Tennessee

This drive-in movie theater is part of a family-owned chain with a legacy spanning over a century. They’ve kept that retro vibe alive, giving you a taste of the good old days. And get this – it’s not just here

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You can find their classic theaters in five other states too: Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, and Louisiana. So, whether you’re catching a flick or taking a road trip, you know where to find that nostalgic movie magic!

Bengies Drive-In Theatre, Middle River, Maryland

This theater proudly claims the title of having the largest drive-in screen in the country, measuring a whopping 52 by 120 feet. What does that mean for you? Well, it ensures that when you’re watching a film here, you’re getting the full cinematic experience – no cropping or cutting of the display.

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It’s all about immersing yourself in the movie, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to buy some of the really cool swag they sell, like branded popcorn buckets or Bangies sweaters, hoodies and T shirts.

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